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Changing China is a pipe dream

By J. Michael Cole 寇謐將

This isn’t to say that the elephant in the room should be ignored — it can’t be. However, to presume to be in a position to change Chinese behavior against a current of evidence proving that such an endeavor is quixotic, is not only foolish, it is dangerous.

Embracing China has a huge cost and Taiwan cannot afford to do so with its eyes closed, or under the guidance of a leadership that either does not comprehend the implications or has more cynical motives in mind.

J. Michael Cole is deputy news editor at the Taipei Times.

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