Monday, 24 March 2008

Disaster Averted In Taiwan

It would be wrong to overstate this, but the Koumintang are to some extent the Chinese equivalent of High Tories, or American paleocons, or Gaullists and French monarchists. Their victory in Taiwan, the Chinese island to which they were driven by the Communists and where they have functioned as the State ever since without ever giving up on the precious cause of One China, is hugely to be welcomed.

Had the separatists won, then the neocons and “liberal interventionists” would have demanded Western recognition of this supposedly sovereign state of Manhattan, or Sorento, or Ibiza, or the Isle of Wight. World War Three would have been assured.

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