Tuesday 29 November 2022
"Opposing China and Defending Taiwan"?
Those were Tsai Ing-wen's frequent words during the recent election campaign. That was her choice of ground. The voters of Taiwan have given their answer. How often does a President or Prime Minister resign as party leader because of local election results?
Not that we should be misty-eyed about the Kuomintang, which ruled Taiwan as a military dictatorship for 38 years, and a faction of which did originate Taiwanese nationalism. Rejecting the authority of the present Chinese Government to resolve territorial disputes, "the Republic of China" lays claim to most of Mongolia, as well as to parts of Russia, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and Myanmar.
Still, the war that was never on is well and truly off for anything like the foreseeable future. Nancy Pelosi is going to have to find an alternative source of income in retirement. Regime change, indeed.