Did you really just say “It’s a domestic issue”?

Anti-China dark current exposes Cold War mentality: commentary (May 1st 2004)

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p> I must confess that I’m opposed to the loss of human life in exchange for national interests in any case, be it the USA in Afgan, Iraq and or any nation anywhere else.

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As is well known, the increase in recent years’ Chinese national defense expenditure is not only in step with China’s economic development, but also is in compliance with the new trend of global military revolution, so there is nothing to be surprised at. China’s current military spending is only about one/19th of that of America, and half of Japan’s. Quite a few American scholars have said that stopping Taiwan’s separatist activities is only part of China’s national defense objective, China’s strengthening of national defense building also contains many other considerations. Furthermore, the Taiwan issue is China’s internal affair, so long as the United States does not tie itself with Taiwan to the same boat, then how can there be the idea about a military confrontation with China?

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p> Taiwan is only a “domestic” Chinese issue in the way that the USA was a “domestic” UK issue in 1776. Or, what about Japan’s eastern provinces acquired during WWII? At that time, couldn’t interference in the eastern provinces (modern day, northern China) be considered interference in a Japanese domestic issue?

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p> Economic and Political structures are temporary entities that allow us to coordinate and allocate resources. Sacrificing human life on the alter of the nationalism of ANY SUCH ORGANIZATION is as senseless to me as murder in the name of expanding the budget of your department.

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If I haven’t done an adequately articulate job portraying my meaning here, please try to find a map that is stable – one with borders that are everlasting. If you do have the one true map please share it with the rest of us!

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