Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Zhou Wenzhong at Cornell: Response

Jim Shen passed me this link to his excellent editorial on the "Peaceful Rise" of China in the Cornell newspaper on the occasion of the visit by China's ambassador to the US:

In his visit to Cornell last week, Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong spoke of China’s peaceful rise. For those wondering why Zhou’s “peaceful” talk included such a forceful attack on Taiwan independence, it might very well be because of one of our alumni. Former President of Taiwan Lee Teng-hui, Ph.D. ’68 has long been a sore spot for Cornell’s relations with China because of his staunch pro-Taiwan independence views. When Lee arrived in the U.S. to speak at Cornell in 1995 against China’s wishes, the result was an international incident.......

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