Germany Also Sacrifices Taiwan’s Rights at the Altar of Trade

Germany and China confirm economic ties: printer friendly version

It’s not just for Americans anymore…

Germany holds to its belief that China and Taiwan should be reunified, the statement said, a requirement for all of China’s diplomatic partners. The German government is opposed to the independence of Taiwan, the declaration said.

This lie is just so depressing – it amazes me that world leaders will stand up and say such things just to appease China, just to extract more favors. Nevermind that Taiwan was never ruled by the PRC. (It’s true! Despite what the PRC would have you beleive, the PRC has never been to Taiwan.) Nevermind that this charade has continued for over fifty years between Taiwan and the mainland. Nevermind that Taiwan is a democracy that like Western democracies should be supporting if they were eating their own dogfood. How many widgets do you get to sell now in China for this? How many workers are you now allowed to use in China, conveniently free of any inconvenient and expensive labor laws or livable wages?

Just another democracy showing how much they love democratic principles, freedom, and human rights… The only country in the world that stands to benefit from the annexation of Taiwan into the mouth of China is China itself. Taiwan will lose it’s freedom, and the rest of the world would lose a stronghold of democracy in Asia to an agressive bully nation.

The western democracies are all saying that they disapprove of any provocation in the Taiwan-China situation, clearly pointing at Taiwan’s assertions of sovereignity. But ahem, China has hundreds of missiles pointed directly at Taiwan – so how is that not a provocation? Tell China to point those things somewhere else why don’t you?

Just for once I’d like to see a major western nation stop bending over and taking it in the butt from China’s fanatical leadership on this issue and stand up for Taiwan’s rigths as a free and independent nation. This constant and repetitive parade of lies at the expense of Taiwan’s statehood is incredibly shameful – how much longer are we all going to live this lie?