A Chinese “big wig” visited Taiwan this week, sent from the TAO (Taiwan Affairs Office). The visit met strong opposition.
Police were accused of warrantless searches of the protestors. More professors, scholars, political delegates with experience, and former Sunflower leaders are speaking out about too many things in too many locations to list them all.
The message is clear: China wants Taiwan to become a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China and Taiwan doesn’t want anything to do with it. Who will win? What will the US eventually do to keep their promise to protect Taiwan from China?
One way or another, the outcome will probably be in the form of history repeating itself. Whether Beijing or the US wins this showdown, we know for sure that a showdown is coming and the winner will be whoever has learned the most from history. Those who don’t learn their history are condemned to repeat it. Asia Pacific is no exception.
Protests in Taiwan over Chinese official visit
Long-term opposition to China continues in Taiwan as military prep against Taiwan continues against China
Meanwhile, NK escalates their own mischief, thus inviting the international community to investigate in China’s own back yard
HK protestors are making demands about elections
Macau jumps on the Anti-China bandwagonPacific Daily Times
- Top China official met by protests in Taiwan, called “communist bandit” (chinadailymail.com)
- Taipei’s strong message to Beijing: China has no place in making decisions affecting Taiwan (chinadailymail.com)
- Taiwan: Sunflower movement demonstrators face persecution (chinadailymail.com)
- Taiwan demonstrations continue: western media forgets (chinadailymail.com)
- Taiwan’s KMT party exhibits pre-Nazi-like behaviour (chinadailymail.com)
- China official on key Taiwan trip says comes with sincerity – Reuters (reuters.com)
- Beijing sends 1st minister-level official to Taipei (businessmirror.com.ph)
- In a first, China sends a minister to Taiwan (miamiherald.com)
- Taiwan: Shaken By The Sunflower Movement – OpEd (eurasiareview.com)
- Huge protest in Macau echoes Taiwan’s Sunflower activism (chinapost.com.tw)