posted on Oct, 2 2005 @ 01:30 AM
Hellmutt, nice presentation there on the original post.
China is turning up the heat for one-China policy, but this is just rediculous. They are going to use something as lame as a visit by Chen as an
excuse to "require" that the UAE cease all contact with Taiwan? I suppose now that any country that accepts a visit from Chen is going to be
required by China to cease all contact with Taiwan? Great. Then how bout a trip to Vegas, Chen? Would ya like that?
In searching for a possible economic reason China might be doing this, the world fact book (WFB) lists that the UAE imports about 10.4% of its
machinery, transport equipment, chemicals and food from China. And one might think the UAE would export oil to China, but they don't. Most of it goes
to Japan. So economically, the only thing China has over the UAE are those exports. China imports nothing much from the UAE, at least accoring the the
WFB. And further, according to the WFB, there does not appear to be any measurable exchange of goods between Taiwan and the UAE.
So to me this move appears purely political in motive. A childish warning to other nations that would receive Chen and dishonor Beijing's demand for
a single China. And a backdoor slap in the face to Taiwan while they're at it. How groovy.
Or maybe even to provoke Taiwan into doing something regrettable that gives China the little "public" reason they need to invade?
Or no, now China is gonna invade the UAE. Yeah that's it...