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Originally posted by BO XIAN
reply to post by Myopic
Over the following 13 years, I discovered a shocking number of people (though still an extremely small minority) agreed with her. They were clueless as I told her, in polite terms. I noted that I'd lived on the Mainland and she didn't know what she was talking about. She was more tha a little indignant. LOL.edit on 12/1/2012 by BO XIAN because: changed sentence
I was shocked. The last time I'd been in Taipei was during martial law in 1971. Such a public rant would have been unthinkable. After she left, I regretted a bit not finding out enough about her to tell someone. She seemed like a real dangerous person, to me.
If, as some are claiming, WW3 is to begin in March . . . we could have plenty Chinese to deal with in Calif, Oregon and Washington as well as through Mexico in Texas, NM, & AZ.
Taiwan goes to the polls on Saturday in a knife-edge presidential election that could shape both the high-tech trading island's economic outlook and relations with Beijing and Washington.
The last surveys allowed to be published prior to the election showed the race was too close to call.
"This election is extremely important and will have both an immediate and a long-term impact on cross-strait relations and regional stability," George Tsai, an analyst at Chinese Culture University in Taipei, told AFP.
"It will also impact China's future development. If tension increases, China may have to divert some of its resources and attention away to deal with Taiwan," he said.
Tsai has reportedly caused concern in both Washington and Beijing by suggesting she may not accept the longstanding formula in which Taiwan agrees, in a vague and non-committal way, to the idea that there is only one China.
Voting runs from 0000 to 0800 GMT on Saturday and television exit polls will follow. An official result could come by 1400 GMT, but that will depend on how close the outcome is.
A DPP spokesperson has asked reporters to refrain from sensationalizing the news if an election-eve incident were to occur to avoid conflict
Lee Yuan-tseh, a former head of Academia Sinica, said that the DPP chairperson was the best of all the government officials he had worked with
President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) should be ashamed for trying to get party heavyweights to “save” him, People First Party (PFP) presidential candidate James Soong (宋楚瑜) said yesterday.
“A leader has to provide for the safety of people, instead of having people ‘save’ him,” Soong said.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) hopes that her “consensus-building character” and her initiatives would make it possible to foster a stable, long-term relationship with China, as well as ending internal division in Taiwan, the party said yesterday at an international press conference.
Well from what I see on Chinese forums, usually, the Chinese posters are fanatics when it comes to Taiwan.
Doubt that. But again, I can't bring myself to imagine WW3, it's too terrible.
However, I think as a culture, Chinese are very ethnocentric.
Actually, some of my Mainland friends were convinced . . . with good info from higher-ups . . . that it was fitting and right for China eventually to invade and take over Australia . . . for the masses of Chinese people.
The former president spoke to a crowd of 80,000 Tsai Ing-wen supporters, saying the DPP leader would make Taiwan a model of democracy
President Ma Ying-jeou was joined by his wife on a tour of centers in the south before jetting to the last rally in Taipei, where he asked for voting unity
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday criticized the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for making accusations that KMT legislative candidates had been involved in vote-buying.
First-time voters, a group tagged as potentially pivotal in the outcome of today’s elections, were offered half-price discounts to return home to vote yesterday, as this week coincides with their final exams.
Originally posted by BO XIAN
reply to post by Vitchilo
BTW, Those of you in Taipei,
IF someone gets a good photo of the JIAN TAN MRT STATION--the DRAGON BOAT STATION, please post it hereon or on
and let me know.
I love that architecture.
. . .
edit on 12/1/2012 by BO XIAN because: an addition
Ma Ying-jeou won 51.6 percent of the total votes to Tsai Ing-wen’s 45.63 percent, while voter turnout, at 74.38 percent, was less that the 76.33 turnout in the previous presidential election in 2008, though all the numbers won’t be finalized until a Central Election Commission meeting on Thursday
Originally posted by Vitchilo
I wonder how will the US react when China takes Taiwan. Will the US engage forces? If they do, they will need to attack bases inside China otherwise they will lose. And if they engage with only one aircraft carrier, they gonna get sunk.
My bet is that (if China attacks Taiwan if the nationalists are elected) the US will let Taiwan get run over. There will be huge backlash against Obama, but that's all part of the plan for the elite... let controlled China be seen as the big bad threat.... so that the warmongering continues.
Now the big question if that all goes down... how will the American people react? Will they support even more Ron Paul to not get involved? Or will they support warmongering Romney?
I hope to God nothing happens even if the nationalists are elected.
Answer in 3 weeks.
Originally posted by Myopic
Yes, I am from Taiwan and thank you for writing about the topic of Taiwan.
I just want to reiterate that Taiwan has done nothing to incite the PRC. The PRC is clearly the aggressor here. It seems all of their military enhancements are designed specifically for taking out Taiwan. Also, Taiwanese do not want to "reunify" with the mainland.