Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Robert D. Kaplan

"...“The trend line suggests that China will annex Taiwan by, in effect, going around it; by adjusting the correlation of forces in its favor so that China will never have to fight for what it will soon possess,”..."
Robert D. Kaplan (this one) as quoted in the Taipei Times today.

Of course, he is entirely correct.

This is why the primary strategic focus of Taiwan's defence policy must be one of depoliticization - with the repudiation and removal of those government powers and responsibilities, of systemic importance (e.g. monetary policy, education etc), which an incoming PRC-controlled puppet government could take advantage of.

This ought to be obvious to anyone seriously concerned with preventing or undermining the de facto annexation of Taiwan by the PRC.

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