Saturday, October 22, 2005

Turton Takes Guardian to Task

Michael Turton points out an all too common misunderstanding of Taiwan in the foreign media:
I have to admit that I am in despair over the simple inability of foreign columnists to get Taiwan right. I could list probably 30 blogs that whose writers have a more interesting and knowledgeable take on Taiwan, and well understand the issues surrounding the weapons purchase. This article from the Guardian puts out the same inane analysis that the others do, with a bonus error on the Taiwan Relations Act.

I am amazed by how many people misunderstand the Taiwan Relations Act and/or the general China-Taiwan situation. None of this is new... why all the confusion?