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Taipei (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian had harsh words for the European Union’s proposal to lift the arms ban on mainland China. In a videoconference with MEPs he accused the EU of currying favour with Beijing fearing it might lose the lucrative Chinese market.
“In the future before others criticise Taiwan they should really try to understand what is truly going on,” the President said. “They can't just issue strong criticism because they have vested interests in China and . . . have decided to embrace china for personal gains or political gains.”
Originally posted by Seekerof
Why is that the EU decided to lift the arms ban against China?
Though I find this article to be filled with some rhetoric, perhaps, when considering 'why', Taiwan has a point or two.
We know that the economic situation in Europe, despite the over-inflated Euro, is sparse, at best. High unemployment in Germany and France, etc.
Other failing economic indicators, though mixed with slight positives.