Taiwan Still Problem Between US And China

It is now over a half century since the defeated forces of General Chiang Kai-shek left the mainland of China and sought refuge in Taiwan. The Communist world of the 1940s is not the world of today in which the United States and China are important economic partners but issus about Taiwan continue to crop up. In 1979, the United States Congress passed legislation requiring America to provide Taiwan arms of a defensive nature. Again this year Congress returned to this piece of legislation to once again express its view of its necessity. The Chinese government has every right to become angry at interference in the internal affairs of another nation.

The solution for Taiwan is clear– recognize it is part of historic China and then become an autonomous functioning part of the nation with its current freedoms intact and the right to continue conducting its economy as has been done in the past. It is time to put this problem to rest.

  • http://michaelturton.blogspot.com Michael Turton

    The solution is clear. Since Taiwan was never part of “historic China” — it was part of the Manchu state, but no ethnic Chinese emperor ever controlled it — Taiwan should be an independent nation.

    There is no way Taiwan could keep its current democratic government as a Chinese holding. Things are much different here than in Hong Kong.

    Michael

  • Foo chi

    On what basis do you make this suggestion that Taiwan should be part of china? Have you been there and do you understand what the principle of self determination means?!

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    There is reality. Taiwan should remain a democratic society with the right to make its own laws and maintain its values. Under no condition can the US engage in war to protect Taiwan from a Chinese attack. Which is preferable, accepting Taiwan is part of China and retaining its democratic values or risking a Chinese attack?