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    Re: China's campaign against Nobel seen as backfiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    It seems that the people of Taiwan are as divided in some ways as are Americans. The KMT people seem to think that they will have a role after reunification should that occur. The DPP people want to maintain a unique Taiwanese existence and identity. There really is no middle ground on which to unite the Taiwanese people.

    The status quo will not be maintained. Taiwanese-Chinese economic integration will only increase as time passes. Contact will increase. Meanwhile, America will grow weaker and remain divided.
    You don't know much about Taiwan's body politic. Most moderate Blues do NOT want political integration with China. That is a pipe dream help only by the most radical of Blues, most of whom are elderly and came from China in 1949 as refugees.

    What status quo? It has been moving and shifting... the notion that it has been static is a myth. The population in Taiwan takes for granted that Taiwan is NOT part of China. The notion that it is and that it will willingly unify with China is a commonly held myth. It simply will not happen without a fight...
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    Re: China's campaign against Nobel seen as backfiring

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    You don't know much about Taiwan's body politic. Most moderate Blues do NOT want political integration with China. That is a pipe dream help only by the most radical of Blues, most of whom are elderly and came from China in 1949 as refugees.

    What status quo? It has been moving and shifting... the notion that it has been static is a myth. The population in Taiwan takes for granted that Taiwan is NOT part of China. The notion that it is and that it will willingly unify with China is a commonly held myth. It simply will not happen without a fight...
    The PLA now thinks it has the ability to completely seize Taiwan in three days. America won't be able to act in time because China's new weapons will deny access to American carrier battle groups. Imo if Taiwan wants to be free it must itself be able to deter China. There is only one way in which Taiwan can deter China.

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    Re: China's campaign against Nobel seen as backfiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    The PLA now thinks it has the ability to completely seize Taiwan in three days. America won't be able to act in time because China's new weapons will deny access to American carrier battle groups. Imo if Taiwan wants to be free it must itself be able to deter China. There is only one way in which Taiwan can deter China.
    The PLA does not have the capability to seize Taiwan in three days. They would have to ferry large numbers of troops across the Taiwan Strait for that to happen, and that would not be as easy as they imagine... Taiwan has developed missiles that can act as a deterrant. Taiwan looked at developing a nuclear deterrant in the 70s, but the U.S. squashed it.. just before changing diploamtic relations to Beiping under the Carter administration... Taiwan has a much stronger defensive deterrant than many think, though it would help if Obama would open up the way to the fighter jet purchases Taiwan has requested...
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    Re: China's campaign against Nobel seen as backfiring

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The PLA does not have the capability to seize Taiwan in three days. They would have to ferry large numbers of troops across the Taiwan Strait for that to happen, and that would not be as easy as they imagine... Taiwan has developed missiles that can act as a deterrant. Taiwan looked at developing a nuclear deterrant in the 70s, but the U.S. squashed it.. just before changing diploamtic relations to Beiping under the Carter administration... Taiwan has a much stronger defensive deterrant than many think, though it would help if Obama would open up the way to the fighter jet purchases Taiwan has requested...
    Whether the PLA can seize Taiwan in three days is uncertain, except in the minds of the PLA.

    The PLA has expanded its amphibious forces, and has been observed practicing airborne tactics in Tibet.

    America should not have prevented Taiwan's acquisition of nuclear weapons because those are the only weapons that can deter Beijing.

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    Re: China's campaign against Nobel seen as backfiring

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    The PLA does not have the capability to seize Taiwan in three days. They would have to ferry large numbers of troops across the Taiwan Strait for that to happen, and that would not be as easy as they imagine... Taiwan has developed missiles that can act as a deterrant. Taiwan looked at developing a nuclear deterrant in the 70s, but the U.S. squashed it.. just before changing diploamtic relations to Beiping under the Carter administration... Taiwan has a much stronger defensive deterrant than many think, though it would help if Obama would open up the way to the fighter jet purchases Taiwan has requested...
    Weird, our allies one day, we treat like enemies the next. Our government is ****ing retarded. :/

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