Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Xinhua, always good for a laugh ...

Okay, so Tibet has been under the boot of Beijing's martinets for well over 50 years, yet Taiwan has never had to answer to China's communist tyrants. Yet this is what we hear today:
China's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue says the Chinese government insists that the Dalai Lama ... should state that Tibet is an inalienable part of China, in the same way that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China.
Go figure. Perhaps the Dalai Lama could get some milage out of this. He could make the statement and then draw attention to the fact that Taiwan has a democratically elected government, its own standing army, its own tax system and answers to no one except its electorate.

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