That was a great article.
Way too long for me, took four or five paragraphs of story recap to start getting into the details, which is fair enough since not everyone is familiar with the background.
But then to lay into the TPP and to do so without weighing its merits or downside in and of itself. Rather than look at it as a gift to China, Well, yeah, the TPP was designed to undermine China no doubt they are pleased. So should everyone in Taiwan be pleased about the end of the TPP, no good would have come for anyone on this island if it passed, if China entered or didnt enter or if Taiwan would have been allowed to join or not join, it was all bad.
Back on topic…
Local media reports earlier this week said that the ROC flag has disappeared from the Web sites of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs and the Office of the US Trade Representative.
That followed the US Department of State’s removal of the ROC flag from its official Web site in September last year.
The disappearance of the flag followed a similar incident last year, but since it now involves three US agencies, Kao [Representative to the US Stanley Kao (高碩泰)] can no longer shrug off the first incident as an “isolated case,” he said.
And now a rather one-sided trade war. This narrative is taking a beating. But I love the thread title anyway.