Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Thoughts on the One-China Policy

It does seem rather silly to have to chose which China you'll recognize diplomatically.  I understand some of the history between China and Taiwan, but at the same time I almost want to tell them, "You're big countries (as in, they're not kids anymore), you should start acting your age." If there is some peaceful reunification some years down the road, that's great.  But for now they should stop acting like a teenaged couple that splits their friends after they break up.

So do I support Trump and his breaking of this policy by talking to Taiwan without China's approval?  No.  Because I know that if you're going to do something that might offend China, it would be a good idea to have a plan.  A good plan, not the "Ready, Fire, Aim" approach that seems to be Trump's governing style. 

I've read some things saying this is all part of Trump's plan to realign our foreign policy away from what Obama has done.  But is that "The Plan," or are they just hoping for the best?

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