posted on Mar, 18 2014 @ 08:35 PM
China really has no need to annex Taiwan. Currently the ties between to the two are about as close as you can get without flying the same flag. Taiwan
will end up joining China but in the same way as Hong Kong and Macau being a SEO (special economic zone). They are not about to upset that apple
As for the Spartly Islands, that is a different story, they are after the minerals under the islands and really don't give a hoot about whats above
the water. Secondly it would allow them to expand their airspace and navel reach over the majority of the South China Sea and that is what can't be
China's interest in the Crimea is born out by them abstaining. What the US and Europe fail to understand is that 97% of the people voted to join
Russia. That was the voice of the people so the US and Europe need to shut up and accept the fact that the people chose Russia. Besides neither have a
leg to stand on as they are both guilty of overthrowing legitimate governments and attacking sovereign nations without provocation. Russia has not
done that with Crimea. What the US and Europe did in the Ukraine was not exactly legal but since it's in their interests it's OK, pfffft. What a
bunch of hypocrites.
One needs not remind you of Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya for starters of the US and Europe's illegal military activities. Neither of them voted for
the change whereas Crimea did. Get over it, the people chose and they chose Russia.