The Taiwanese are not asking the West to fight their battles for them. But a measure of understanding and moral support would, no doubt, be greatly appreciated. All it would take is a simple request that China should renounce the use of force and remove its missiles. It is, after all, American policy that the Taiwan question must be resolved peacefully. And the threat to American security is war, not the holding of a referendum.
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