Thursday, June 15, 2017

Samuel Wade on Media Complicity and Taiwan

Mangroves south of Hsinchu city.

This thread was posted by Samuel Wade to Twitter. Wade is an editor at China Digital Times. #9 is something I've been saying for years.

1/11 Thread. Like a lot of us, I've spent a fair amount of time writing around Taiwan's status.

2/11 Cross-strait this, the island's that, Taipei's, Beijing's...

3/11 No.

4/11 The question is not "Should Taiwan be independent?" or "should Taiwan declare independence?"

5/11 The fact is: Taiwan. Is. Independent.

6/11 The question is, will the rest of the world have the courage to acknowledge that?

7/11 Even I, a card-carrying "hostile foreign force," have written around this too much.

8/11 This is not, as I felt for a long time, a side issue.

9/11 This is a nation the size of Australia whose right to self-determination we are routinely complicit in denying.

10/11 Fuck that.

11/11 Taiwan is independent.
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