Tuesday, January 01, 1991

Which China Desk?

1. The China Desk at Blogspot [http://thechinadesk.blogspot.com]
is the new home of The China Desk.

2. The China Desk at WordPress [http://thechinadesk.wordpress.com]
is a mirror for China Desk articles.

3. The China Desk at Tripod [http://thechinadesk.tripod.com]
is being phased out.


  1. Anonymous4:53 AM

    From what you write, I'm not clear whether or not you support a Mainland Chinese government of Taiwan. At the moment, mainland China is a brutally authoritarian dictatorship, in the same vein as any corrupt oligarchic government at any point in Human history. The mainland Chinese government is essentially a throwback to a darker age.

    If you seemingly staunchly oppose Taiwanese indpendence, do you support unification with China?

    If you do, what implications for basic freedoms does this imply for democratic Taiwan?

    It would seem to me that throwing little Taiwan into the gaping maw of Imperial China would not support your capitalist anarchist ideals at all.

  2. The answer to your question lies within the following question:

    If sovereign individuals living on Taiwan have the right not to be ruled by the PRC government, do they have the right not to be ruled by any would be "ROT" government?

    Be careful how you answer.

  3. Anonymous4:46 PM

    CU from Canada displays the classic Orientalist worldview (about China in particular) that the Imperialist West has held for centuries.

    In this perspective, the West is conceived as the embodiment of Freedom(TM) while the Orient is the backward, repressive Other against which the West defines its own superiority.

    You want to see some of that wonderful Western "freedom" in action? Just check out Iraq, where the USA, UK, Australia, and Europe have genocided over 1 million Iraqis so far. Incidentally, Canada--despite its public antiwar pose--covertly participated in this criminal war.

    Similarly, in Afghanistan, these Western liberators (including Canada) have murdered 10,000s of people in one of the poorest countries in the world, as they fight another Western colonial war rationalized by their lies about combating "Al-Queda."

    Recently in 2004, the USA, Canada, and France overthrew the democratically elected president of Haiti, Jean-Betrand Aristide, in yet another example of a Western coup d'etat ... I mean ... liberty in action.

    The list of Western wars, coups, genocide, exploitation, and aggression goes on and on.

    Indeed, who are the real imperial nations on this planet but the USA, Canada, Britain, Australia, Europe, and their self-styled democratic allies?

    The USA and Canada in particular are nothing more than European colonizer nations founded upon the extermination of Native Indian nations.

    Principles like Freedom, Democracy, and Liberty have been reduced to lies that these countries manipulate to legitimize their aggression around the globe or to market themselves as the embodiment of All That is Good and True.

    And this guy says the government in China is a throwback to a darker age?

    While not living up to the West's lofty standards of democracy and liberty, China's government today is much less authoritarian than during the Maoist era.

  4. Dear antifa,

    Telling points you made.

    Notice cu,canada never responded?

    He knew he didn't have a leg to stand on.


  5. Hugo Lowenstein10:50 AM

    I want to save China, but I cannot email you! Can I give you my ideas to help China become democratic? Thank you! Please look at www.sinomania.com! It's dead, but it has a great article on Tiananmen!


  6. Dear Hugo,

    The last thing China needs is democracy. China needs human rights and political liberty. But that is something entirely different from democracy.

    Democracy is mob rule. China doesn't need that. Neither does any other country.

    What China and every other nation on earth needs, is to fundamentally rethink how a society should be organized.

    Do we really need governments as we have traditionally understood them? That is the real question.

    1. I agree.
      In South africa we have a problem where the best at deception win the vote of the uneducated masses.
      What good is that!?

  7. Hi there I just read your article and outraged by the recent Pro-japan/America rally movement. I want your thoughts on Taiwan's future. Because of the rally, from the pictures I could tell there were many in fact a lot of supporters. They even held riot shields and dressed up in uniform. In my opinion, this is where Taiwan fails. While KMT itself is corrupt by Zhu Li Luan, you have Tsai who absolutely have no plans to actually progress Taiwan. In fact the only reason my family moved to Canada is partially because of Cheng Shuei Bian. Watching the rally it really makes me depressed. Do these people forget who they are? Did they not see their ancestors fought for their lives to give my generation the freedom to vote and speak? Did they forget who fought the war in 1949 and defended Taiwan against the communist regime? How long will R.O.C last? This really breaks my hearts whenever someone who is not Asian asks me where I am born. I say in this particular order as always "I'm Chinese, but I am born in Taiwan." I only tell foreigner this because they don't know why my email ends with Hotmail.com.tw. I love your writing, but I'm afraid ROC might not last long, especially when my generation is heavily brainwashed. I don't blame them. In comparison, no matter how bad and corrupt the Filipino government has become, Filipinos always have their pride. And that is what I think what Taiwan is missing.