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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, July 27, 2009

China Taiwan earthshift?

For the first time since the Maoist revolution, the President of China has sent a message directly to the Taiwanese leader. It congratulated him on his election win.
"I hope both our parties can continue to promote peaceful development in cross-strait relations, and help bolster mutual trust between the two sides in political affairs," Hu's telegram said. China's state-owned Xinhua News Agency has confirmed that Hu sent the note.

China and Taiwan have communicated through lower downs forever, (and apparently, Hu and Ma communicated when Ma was a minority figure,) BUT, direct leader to leader contact, however banal, is a major diplomatic watershed.


  • Wow, I bet at first Taiwan suspected some sort of computer or diplomatic hack or virus...I'm sure they studied hard to ensure it was legit before they responded -- lest be made a terrific fool of by the losing candidate and electorate...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:17 PM  

  • Nigerian prince scam.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 7:10 AM  

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