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POLITICS: China Votes for Taiwan Force Law

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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 01:27 AM
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China has passed a law legitimizing use of force against Taiwan, if Taiwan declares independece and peacefull re-unification fails. Options may also include blockades and sanctions. China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao thinks that the new law will strenghten the ties between Taiwan and China.
 



news.bbc.co.uk
China's legislature has passed a law giving it the legal right to use force against Taiwan if the island declares formal independence.

China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao said the law was aimed at strengthening relations with Taiwan.

"This is a law to strengthen and promote cross-Strait relations, for peaceful reunification, not targeted at the people of Taiwan, nor is it a law of war," he said.


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This seems to be the last nail to the coffin of the indpendent Taiwan. It may be that China will not consider use of force as a first option if the independece is declared, but in the end it may be that it is inevitable. They might try sanctions and blockades first.

Related News Links:
abcnews.go.com

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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 01:29 AM
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The real question is, what is the U.S. going to say or do? Can they really stop them?



posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 01:44 AM
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If China really goes for the military option, it would tarnish its image all over the world and could lead to all sorts of problems. I hope they try the sanctions first and listen to the reactions of the world.

It would be especially bad move to use military force with the upcoming olympics in China in 2008. It might lead to lots of protests etc.

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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 05:07 AM
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Well,where are all defenders of International Law?I wanna hear angry citizens bashing the unilateral policy of the Chinease Government!!!Come on it's "un-democratic" and against your "bible" The UN Charter...say something!
I'm pretty sure if China did decide to take Taiwan by force France and Germany will send soldiers to defend the freedom of the taiwanease people...Ha-ha...Most important is to sell weapons to China first...

In conflict between China and Taiwan,China will 100% win,but it will bleed badly,and will loose the support at home...USA will impose a naval blockade...
I don't think China really wants to try and take Taiwan by force...This is the old game of tit-for-tat with USA,about Taiwan and North Korea...China has lost some positions recently because of North Korea's decision to anounce that they have nuclear weapons(against the chinease policy of nuclear free Korean Peninsula),USA understand that maybe China has no "say" in N.Korea,so they hit them with Taiwan...The game is clear,N.Korea will be disarmed or left alone by the chinease,or Taiwan will be given military alliance with Japan and USA...

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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 07:55 AM
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Taiwan Seeks Backing From Australia.
March 15, 2005

"We know Australia is developing a lot of economic ties with China but military ties is something else," Dr Kau said.

"There seems to be no rationale for doing that.

"We still hope Australia can play a role of peace and stability rather than moving with China's rising military threat to its neighbour countries."

news.com.au

Sanc'.



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