Monday, October 03, 2005

USNA Prof Speaks on China-Taiwan

Mad Minerva blogs on a recent speech by Dr. Yu Maochun who teaches at the United States Naval Academy (USNA). The speech covered historical, security, diplomatic, and economic issues.
A few excerpts:
Recently a PLA general listed 6 consequences that would happen if China attacked Taiwan: Number one on the list: the loss of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. Number two: the loss of the 2010 World's Fair in Shanghai. Note that there is no mention on that list of Taiwan economic issues.[...] But if the PRC decides to use force, it will do so at any cost.

Any synopsis of this speech won't do it justice though, so check out the whole thing.