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Originally posted by koji_K
I'm a little confused. France is cooperating with China just as the US has, to a lesser degree, by making port calls. Participation in joint military maneuvres (sp?) is a small diplomatic gesture of peace amongst nations. It serves to make the region more stable. (snip)
Where exactly does Taiwan fit into any of this (let alone Rwanda)? First, France isn't telling China it will support it in a war against Taiwan, and China isn't assuming so. (snip)
France (along with many other US allies such as Italy and the UK) are against any pushing of independence by Taiwan because China is a big power in the region and it makes sense not to rock the boat.