20 July 2007


And the 500 pound gorilla.
Taiwan has submitted its first formal application to join the United Nations, a government spokesman has said.

The Chinese foreign ministry immediately dismissed the move, saying it was "doomed to failure"
Gotta love the chutzpah here.

China, as always, never fails to rise to the occasion...
"It is the sacred responsibility of the Chinese armed forces to stop the 'Taiwan independence' forces from splitting the country," says the paper.

"Should the Taiwan authorities go so far as to make a reckless attempt that constitutes a major incident of 'Taiwan independence', the Chinese people and armed forces will resolutely and thoroughly crush it at any cost."

UPDATE: David Frum has more

via (Mark from The Torch)

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