Toughts, news and small talk mainly concerning China from a berlin perspective

3/14/2005

Would Lincoln attack Taiwan?



Another nice example how things can get a little mixed up in our postmodern times. According to the HK Standart those Chinese in favor of the anti-secession bill have a new national model-hero, and this time it even is a foreigner. His name - Abraham Lincoln.
The argument goes, that as Lincoln opposed a secession of the southern states of the USA and went to war to prevent it, today the government of mainland China fights heroic against a secession of Taiwan, and also has the right to attack Taiwan if there are steps undertaken to declare Taiwanese independence.
IsnĀ“t that a great piece of spin?

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