Fri, Apr 13, 2007 - Page 8 News List

De jure annexation threat is ever-present

By Lai I-chung 賴怡忠

Anyone politician with the ambition to lead Taiwan must step out of such narrow cross-strait thinking and look at the issue from an international perspective. Whether they are sucking up to the China experts or want a technical acceptance of "one China," the Japanese ruling shows that the "one China" illusion is no match for international law.

Lai I-chung is the head of the Democratic Progressive Party's Department of Chinese Affairs.

Translated by Lin Ya-ti and Daniel Cheng

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