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If Taiwan passes the referendum on UN membership, what should China do? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2007-7-25 17:48:31 |Display all floors
(The following is from a translation piece of a China Times article I came across)

http://news.yam.com/chinatimes/china/200707/20070724515589.html

The China Times reports that unnamed staff to Communist Party officials who decide Taiwan policy along with scholar Yu Keli, deputy director of the Taiwan Research Institute under the China Academy of Social Sciences, commented that if Taiwan passes a referendum for Taiwan to enter the UN under the name "Taiwan", it would violate the Chinese "anti-secession law" because it would be a "big change which could result in the seperation of Taiwan from China" and that Beijing would be forced to react with "unpeaceful means and necessary measures".


Do you agree that it would violate the law or not - why do you have that view?

If you do, what action do you think should be taken - if any? If you choose a serious reaction, you can assume less serious steps could be taken as well.

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Post time 2007-7-25 18:05:11 |Display all floors
Originally posted by zglobal at 25-7-2007 09:55
If Taiwan passes the referendum on UN membership, what should China do?

They won't get UN membership.

Guess that makes your post meaningless.


zg, are you brain-dead or something? Why does not getting UN membership mean the post is meaningless? The whole suggestion from the China Times is that the referendum itself is seen as a violation of the "anti-secession law".

Maybe you would like to respond to the section from the article in question. Either the China Times is wrong and it is not regarded as a violation of the "anti-secession law", or Chinese officials do believe such a referendum to be a violation of the "anti-secession law". So which is it?

Or are you going to sulk in a corner because you shot yourself in the foot again?

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Post time 2007-7-26 00:46:03 |Display all floors

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Originally posted by zglobal at 2007-7-25 03:55
If Taiwan passes the referendum on UN membership, what should China do?

They won't get UN membership.


Same was said about P.R. China getting the security council seat - never say never.
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Post time 2007-7-26 05:44:51 |Display all floors

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