Spare me. When after Tiananmen, the US, the EU and the rest of the civilized world slapped sanctions on the PRC, what did Taiwan do? They increased trade and investment in order to take advantage of the new business openings.
Screw’em. I could give a rats ass. :raspberry:
[quote]The brutality of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown by Beijing instantly chilled the hitherto spreading “mainland fever” among the inhabitants of the Republic of China, or Taiwan. It seemed that, with their aspiration to reunify with the People’s Republic of China, or China, shattered forever, their expanding – albeit non- governmental – interactions with the mainland would cease indefinitely. Yet, only seven months later, Taiwanese pop singers Lin Chung and Huang Lei celebrated the incoming Year of the Horse on stage in Beijing. Earlier, on December 16, 1989, an unofficial Taiwan delegation led by legislator Chang Pingchau and an obviously semi-official mainland group led by former Minister of Commerce Zhen Hongye, signed an agreement in Hong Kong to establish an organization – the Association for Coordination of Trading and Commercial Affairs Across the Strait (ACTCA) – for promoting and mediating economic and technological exchanges between the two sides.
On July 1, 1989, seventy-six Taiwanese businessman attended an export commodities fair in Dalian where one Taiwan visitor made an investment of 5 million dollars. From August to October 1989, Taiwan manufacturers transferred to the mainland more than 50 production lines for making shoes, umbrellas, and furniture.
At a Guangzhou export commodities fair in the fall of 1989, over 500 Taiwan businessman attended, more than ever before. One and a half months after the formation of ACTCA in Hong Kong, Wang Yung-ching – head of Taiwan’s largest conglomerate Formosa Plastics, and the 15th wealthiest man in the world – made an investment reconnaissance trip to the mainland on January 11, 1990. [/quote]
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