France and the PRC

Why does France hate Taiwan?

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Paris urges end to China arms ban

French prime minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has said Paris will continue to push for the lifting of the European Union’s arms embargo on China.

Mr Raffarin was speaking at the start of a three-day visit to China.

He also said France had no objection to China’s anti-secession law, authorising the use of force against Taiwan should it move to declare independence.

WTF??? It’s as if they just said: “Here have a whole bunch of weapons and go blow up Taiwan why don’t you?”

I just lost a whole lotta respect for France. I was all behind them when it came to standing up for international justice in relation to the whole Iraq fiasco, but this is just awful. Are they in it for the money? Or do they just hate Taiwan?