Friday, April 22, 2005

Raffarin Gives China Carte Blanche to Attack Taiwan

Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the Prime Minister of France, said yesterday that the new Chinese "anti-seccession" law, which has caused many to fear that China is preparing to increase its military pressure on democratic Taiwan, "is absolutely compatible with the principle of one China and two systems defended by France."

In line with this dubious asseveration, the Frenchman referred to the Chinese arms embargo as "anachronistic" and "discriminatory" and confirmed that France wants to lift the embargo in June.

The French Prime Minister was rewarded for his performance with the sale of 10 Airbuses to China.

The link is to Taiwan News Taiwan News Online

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