The Republic of China on Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China on the mainland are drawing closer. The KMT (Chinese Nationalist) party that governments Taiwan has as its ideal the Three Principles of the People, or
That a government
of the people,
by the people, and
for the people,
shall be established in China.
Major agreements such as the Taiwan-Mainland China Free Trade Agreement and smaller agreements, such as December 21’s health care coopeartion agreement take us closer to the day that China’s catastrophic civil war, created by the Imperial-style thinking of Chiang Kaishek and Mao Zedong, can finally end
What is interesting about the present moment is that China has an embarrasingly awful foreign policy which is alienating it from India, Korea, and even European intelligentsia. Until China gets its act together, Taiwan is enjoying its position as the one area where China can profitably engage the world diplomatically. Here’s to the Three Principles of the People!