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China and Taiwan tussle over Haiti

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posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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China and Taiwan tussle over Haiti


english.aljazeera.net

The governments of China and Taiwan have stepped up pledges of aid and assistance to earthquake-devastated Haiti, in a potential test of relations between the two political rivals.

Haiti is one of only a handful of countries with diplomatic ties to Taiwan, a self-ruled island which Beijing regards as a renegade province.

Taiwan has already sent aid worth $5m to Haiti, a figure the Chinese government aims to increase upon in an aim of wooing Taiwan's current diplomatic ally.

China has already pledged $4.4m in aid and sent a plane carrying $2m worth of medical supplies, tents and cloth
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posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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Seems like a silly way to get one over on your enemy , no ?

Oh well , lets just hope the people of Haiti are able to benefit .

Far be it from me to point a finger at a person for giving but come on , with the money China has one would think they can do better then a few mill , no ?

I wonder , was there ever a war that broke out because one country was ever upset at one of its neighbors for , out giving them ?

english.aljazeera.net
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posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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Wow!! Little Taiwan outpledging the economic global powerhouse that is China.



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