March 26, 2005

WHEN IN THE COURSE OF HUMAN EVENTS...:

Taiwan rallies against China law:Protesters march in defiance of Beijing's anti-secession law in Taipei (BBC, 3/26/05)

Hundreds of thousands of people have attended a mass protest in Taiwan against China's anti-secession law, passed earlier this month.

The law allows China, which sees Taiwan as a breakaway province, to use "non-peaceful" means to stop any move by the island towards independence.

President Chen Shui-bian was at the protest with his family.

The island's government has been heartened by broad international criticism of China's new legislation. [...]

Some observers say the march was a clever move by the Taiwanese government to focus the efforts of its more radical pro-independence supporters on street protests rather than on drawing up new anti-China legislation which might, in the long term, cause more damage to cross-Strait relations.


Time to accept the obvious and declare independence.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2005 9:16 AM
Comments

They've been independent since 1949. The status of Taiwan is the biggest, longest-running, most widely-played game of "Let's Pretend" in human history.

Posted by: Mike Morley at March 26, 2005 9:37 AM

Mind sending a carrier group over here first before we do that?

Posted by: at March 27, 2005 12:38 PM
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