Sunday, December 12, 2004

In Taiwan Ballot, Ties With Beijing Seem to Be a Winner

By KEITH BRADSHER Published: December 12, 2004

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Dec. 11 - Supporters of closer relations with Beijing won a surprise victory in legislative elections here on Saturday, as voters appeared to reject President Chen Shui-bian's increasingly forceful calls in the past two weeks for greater Taiwanese independence from mainland China....

1 comment:

cookiesap on-line said...

once again this shows the flaws in the theories about a new world order being defined by ideology/goodwill tendencies - be a chapion of world trade/economics, and you will receive the dignity and respect you don't necessarily deserve!!

if one assumes that the US invasion of iraq is for the "greater good" of the middle east/world-- one can see how much trouble that has created. thus, I argue that the world "order" has proven more forgiven for unbridled economic growth than compassion....

a confusing statement, I just made - but worth a debate!