Mon, Aug 01, 2005 - Page 8 News List

World must wake to China threat

By Jerome Keating

It is true that businessmen often have more allegiance to the dollar than to their country or principles, and Taiwanese businessmen are no exception. However, as the world enters an era of dwindling resources, it is time to restructure paradigms. People like Zhu belong to a different age that can only see the world in terms of superordinate-subordinate relationships. They will sacrifice everything before giving up their position of superiority.

It is time to recognize China's true intent in business, the strings attached and the manipulation involved, before the threats get worse.

Jerome Keating is the co-author of Island in the Stream, a Quick Case Study of Taiwan's Complex History.

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