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  1. Annie
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    A bit of a 'miss' regarding China?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-standaert/so-where-did-taiwan-go_b_21136.html

     
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    Very, very delicate situation. One of the main reasons the CCP is still in power is its showmanship on Taiwan. Everyone in Mainland China considers the island part of the country, and, traditionally it has been.

    If we had just allowed Communist China to take the island in the 1950s, when it was still a dictatorship, things would be a lot easier, but I dream.

    Ultimately, I think the best way to go in this situation is to wait. Hopefully, China will continue to slowly become a free, democratic state and an important member of the international community
     
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    So you would have rather had Taiwan go Communist than remain free? Ridiculous.
     
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    China a democratic state? What are you smokin'? Tightly controlled 'capitalism' on the backs of serfs and prisoners perhaps; democratic? Not for the forseeable future.
     
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    Now Kathianne, you do know they have a constitution. :laugh:
     
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    Ok, I've been smote. :laugh: Any day now, they are going to get warm and fuzzy. Once they clear the air for the Olympics.
     
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    Of course they are. Don't listen to all that propaganda. Why just last week they had free votes and all voted in favour of increasing the size and power of the Discipline Inspection Commission.
     
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    It would have made today a lot easier, and I believe would further weaken the grip of the Chinese Communist Party.
    China isn't a democratic state. No one has said China is a democratic state. However, China is slowly becoming ever more free and open. For example. compare the China of today to the China of 30 years ago. The CCP was much more powerful, and much more draconian, then it is today. Near the end of the Mao era, you couldn't so much as breath without asking for permission. Everyone's job, where they lived, who they worked with, what they owned and ate, where they spent their free time, everything was decided by the party. The factor in a nice purge every 5 years or so and you get the idea. Now compare that to the China of today. You can decide where you live, work, who you meet, all that stuff. China has slowly progressed from being the least free state on the planet to now meeting basic freedom. China has a burgeoning middle class over 100 million strong. Everyday, China gains a little bit more. The Communist party can't do anything. Their main hold on power is the economic prosperity they are providing along with the regulartory agencies they are (slowly) creating. The current system of wait and see is working, but Taiwan is a bad issue that hurting our relations and empowers the few remaining hard-line communists. If Taiwan were resolved, the security situation in East Asia would be greatly eased.
     
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    Bottom line in your opinion, if Taiwan is absorbed without interference, China and US will be buddies? No more problems?
     
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    No, but it would normalize our relations, and, more importantly, weaken the CCP.
     

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