Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Score one for the good guys

It's rare that Taiwan wins a diplomatic or even a quasi-diplomatic battle with China, but it happens now and then.

The short version of the story is that Beijing, hoping to scuttle Taipei's bid to host this year's meeting of the Asian Network of Major Cities, decided to bid for hosting privileges itself. Beijing won, but only at the price of helping Taipei secure hosting rights for next year. This caused China to throw one of its patented hissy fits and drop out of the group entirely -- meaning that Taipei might end up hosting the event this year after all.

Way to shoot yourselves in the foot, you miserable lizard-hearted infant-brained communists.

China makes me mad sometimes.

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