Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Taiwan - status quo

Joe Lieberman's campaign is doomed anyway, but he had a go at the President, claiming he "turned his back on Taiwan". I don't think he turned his back on Taiwan, however I do find it hard to reconcile the push for Democracy in the Middle East and the apparent soft support for it in the Far East.

However, Joseph Wu, deputy secretary-general of the Taiwanese Presidential Office, states that there is "no longer any need to declare independence". The status quo is essentially independence, which is what President Bush is supporting.