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Opposition's Ma claims Taiwan win

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posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 06:35 AM
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Opposition's Ma claims Taiwan win


news.bbc.co.uk

The opposition candidate in Taiwan's presidential election, Ma Ying-jeou, has won, his party says.
According to preliminary results, the Kuomintang's Mr Ma is leading by about 17 percentage points, with more than 90% of votes counted.
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posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 06:35 AM
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Mr Ma wants to reunification with china - and all the rhetoric on these forums - alot of people don`t realise that the USA broke off diplomatic ties with taiwan nearly 30 years ago in 1979;


Whatever the referendum result, U.N. membership is out of the question with just 23 countries recognising Taiwan, and with China a veto-wielding permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.

The United States switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, recognising "one China", but remains the island's biggest ally.


and now they want to reunify peacefully

news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 07:13 AM
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They've just announced it on TV about an hour ago. I'm not sure what you mean about reunification with China. The KMT wishes closer economic ties with China, not reunification.


Ma has made it clear, though, that he is not willing to discuss eventual union with Beijing.


www.iht.com...

BTW, closer economic ties with China means more money for Taiwan, (although the DPP claims (rightfully) that it will lead to more Taiwanese jobs being displaced to the mainland.) But, it is obvious that the Taiwan elite class wishes for closer economic ties with China, hence the return of the KMT to power. (there's been a steady attack here on TV and the newspapers against the DPP government.)

Taiwanese politics is always interesting to watch. (Gangsters, shoe throwing and all
)


[edit on 22/3/08 by ConspiracyNut23]



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 07:28 AM
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We have wasted 8 years to grow back together, this win of Ma shows that the Taiwanese people want a closer tie with their mother country. After all we are all Chinese.



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 07:44 AM
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Most of my friends, colleagues and family insist they are Taiwanese. There is a great deal of patriotism in Taiwan. (especially in the South)

Taiwan wishes closer ties with China for financial reason and, IMO, has little to do with cultural reason.


[edit on 22/3/08 by ConspiracyNut23]



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 09:36 AM
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Hsieh's DPP favours formal independence while Ma's Nationalist Party wants reunification


if they so favour independance then why did they vote for a pro china leader


and only 23 countryies in teh world recognise `Taiwan` - and that does not include the security council.



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 09:50 AM
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There is also another poll called "return to UN" together with the presidential election. You probably can call it independence poll. The vote rate is only 35%, so the result was not counted. Additionally, I am sure some of them said NO.

BTW, for those people from Taiwan, from my own experience, who want independence usually express their mind loud and clear, and the rest generally keep quiet.

[edit on 22-3-2008 by bluepanic]



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 10:01 AM
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I'm not sure what your source is for the reunification part, but Ma's idea of reunification is for Taiwan to rule China, not vice-versa. (IMO, not exactly possible) But like any government, his government serves corporate interests. Taiwanese corporate interests demand closer economic ties with China, and this is what we'll get. Independence is simply bad for business.

Not enough people bothered voting in the last referendum for Independence.


[edit on 22/3/08 by ConspiracyNut23]



posted on Mar, 22 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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the source about reunification is the yahoo news link as above



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