October 30, 2008

THE ONE'S WITH THE DICTATOR, THE OTHER WITH THE dEMOCRATS:

McCain tilts towards Taiwan, Obama may favor China (Ralph Jennings, Oct 30, 2008, Reuters)

Republican presidential candidate John McCain would seek to defend Taiwan and play hard ball with China if he comes to office, but Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama would further sideline Taipei as he courts Beijing.

Analysts say neither candidate would radically change today's status quo, but the former World War Two commander McCain is seen favoring Taiwan, which Americans of his generation called "Free China" but which now struggles for an international voice.


Holy Cripes, that John McCain really is ancient!

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 30, 2008 8:28 AM
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