Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Chinese woes old Kuomintang Leaders

Of note is this article which articulates the Chinese attempts at manipulating Taiwan. The PRC and Taiwan's Politics
Nothing new here except for the documentation of the practice. Basically China is playing nice with the older out of power Kuomintang leaders who consider themselves to be Chinese and not Taiwanese. The Kuomintang were Chinese from the mainland who fought against Imperial Japan in World War II and were driven out of China in the power struggle that followed the defeat of Japan. By weakening the Taiwanese leadership they hope to gain Taiwan without resorting to an invasion. Carrots and sticks to try to gain their way. It's one of the many factors to keep an eye on to determine when and if there will be an invasion.


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