Sat, Jan 22, 2011 - Page 8 News List

Updating the US’ policy on Taiwan

By Richard Zalski

It is to be expected that Beijing would respond to such action with fury. The important thing would be for Taiwan and the US not to apologize, compromise or be sorry in any way for doing the right thing. The CCP understands and respects all too well a strong and self-confident attitude.

The solution here is — when CCP officials complain and threaten US authorities — to direct Beijing to Taiwanese officials and let both sides talk and discuss the issues. With US backing, this would be much easier for the DPP and the KMT.

Richard Zalski lives in Taipei and is a doctoral candidate at the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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