白鬼在台北 muses on the influx of foreigners and foreign wives into Taiwan. Mutantfrog discusses another contested dormitory in Japan. Jerome lays waste to Shih Ming-te, then flogs Ma Ying-jeou. Bent on the new plan to generate power using ocean currents. We already got enough wind.... Bent again, a wonderful post on the KMT and postcolonialism. Patrick takes the HSR to Chiayi, and again. The Only Redhead on typhoons and meteorologists in Taiwan. The Bushman is currently thinking about opening an industrial photo blog, and he has another set of industrial photos up. Johan has a great posts on tests and creativity. Sponge Bear blogs on the Taiwan-UN issue and Japan's war memories.
MEDIA: Bala Daily reports on Taiwan's appearance on the Strange Foods Show. CRS reports updated in July (from FAS blog):
"China-U.S. Trade Issues," updated July 20, 2007.
However, accounts of President Nixon's secret talks with PRC Premier Zhou Enlai in China in 1972 reported that Nixon made promises on the question of Taiwan in return for diplomatic normalization that went beyond the communique issued at the end. The Carter Administration later called the promises: "Nixon's Five Points." Also, according to Assistant Secretary of State Stanley Roth's March 1999 testimony, Nixon pledged no U.S. support for Taiwan independence (second time after Kissinger's 1971 promise): "We have not and will not support any Taiwan independence movement." With the release on December 11, 2003, of declassified memoranda of conversation of the secret talks between Nixon and Zhou, there was confirmation that Nixon stated as first of Five Principles that "there is one China, and Taiwan is a part of China. There will be no more statements made -- if I can control our bureaucracy — to the effect that the status of Taiwan is undetermined."
Prior to that time, the US position had been in accordance with international laws, norms, and treaties -- the status of Taiwan was undetermined. With this that noxious shit Nixon created a moral and political nightmare for the US. In recent years US conservatives have been attempting to get the US to return to the old position. Good luck....