Fantasy Island

Kaplan, Lawrence F.
April 2001
New Republic;04/09/2001-04/16/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 15/16, p23
Argues that the United States should provide weaponry to Taiwan, despite Chinese opposition to this move. U.S. sinologists' opposition to the sales, in belief that Taiwan is the troublemaker; China's efforts to enlist U.S. business community on its behalf, to convince U.S. President George W. Bush not to allow the arms sales; Failure of U.S. liberals to recognize that Taiwan is a democracy which deserves U.S. support; Announcement made by Beijing that it had adopted a timetable for swallowing up the island and loosened its criteria for the use of force against Taiwan.


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