June 4, 2016

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Democracy Is Nothing To Fear, Taiwan Tells China On Tiananmen Anniversary (REUTERS, 06/04/16)

On the anniversary of China's bloody crackdown on student-led protests in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square, Taiwan's new president told China on Saturday that democracy is nothing to fear.

Tsai Ing-wen said in a Facebook post on the 27th anniversary that Taiwan could serve as an example to China.

Tsai said in the run-up to Taiwan's elections earlier this year she had seen people from from China, as well as the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau, mixing with crowds in Taiwan.

"These many friends, after experiencing things for themselves can see that in fact there's nothing scary about democracy. Democracy is a good and fine thing," wrote Tsai, who took office last month. 

Indeed, Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $39+k, higher than that of Germany.  The PRC has one of $9+k, lower than Tunisia.  Of course, Taiwan had the benefit of the fascist interlude, while China got stuck with communism.

Posted by at June 4, 2016 8:53 AM

  

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