The two presidents of the two governments of China met in Singapore. The exiled government was protested on the island where it remains in exile.
It was a wild week. Taiwan’s president, Ma, defended the importance of dialog while nearly every branch of his government clashed with protests.
The meeting comes at the brink of significant change. Taiwan is about to undergo a historic turnover of political powers.
This may be the last chance the fading KMT-Nationalist establishment has for high-profile dialog with their Communist arch enemy in Beijing.
While China appears as strong as it is controversial, the US whispers about undisclosed technologies that the Communists will not want to encounter in the Pacific. Everyone has his story.
…”‘Surprising’ new technologies”
…”The excitement came from the rapid growth from China…”
…Sunflower students return, stormed military base, college official arrested, police clash at legislature and presidential palace
Source: Pacific Daily Times
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