Monday, 12 December 2016

One China

The one that does not, by rejecting the authority of the present Chinese Government to resolve territorial disputes, lay claim to most of Mongolia, as well as to parts of Russia, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and Burma.

The self-styled Republic of China has had extremely few Western partisans since Nixon and the UN faced up to reality.

But it had friends among the Crazies around Bush the Younger, and it would have had them in and around any Administration headed by Hillary Clinton.

Wasn't Donald Trump supposed to have been better than this?

Bernie Sanders really would have been.


  1. China has been getting away with it, scot-free, for far too long. It had the cheek to tel the US President-elect who he may or may not take a congratulatory phone call from last week.

    Using the 'One China' policy as a bargaining chip to extract trade concessions from China is an great idea.

    1. No, it isn't. It really, really isn't.

      Someone will rein him in, of course. He has appointed a complete non-specialist to be run rings around by the State Department.