Friday, March 20, 2009

Nixonian Spectator

Is the "American Spectator," long a skeptic about Sin0-U.S. ties, mellowing? George H. Whittman sticks up for the delicate U.S.-PRC-Taiwan balancing act that grew out of President Nixon's Beijing breakthrough. Maybe it's the $1 trillion in Treasuries China holds:

[In Taiwan. the] United States has retained a valuable ally in a key geo-strategic part of the world. Taiwan may lack broad diplomatic recognition but nonetheless plays an important economic -- and thus political -- role internationally. And the PRC has been able to maintain its claim of sovereignty over this large island that it never conquered, while at the same time having the advantage of trade and investment.

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