China gains from Taiwan independence

The Anglo-American model

30 Sep 97
published 22 Jul 96

Copyright © 1996 by Hugo S. Cunningham
Individual, non-commercial reproduction authorized, provided this notice is retained.

Introductory remarks--

The next century should, by all logic, belong to China. Wherever Chinese people settle, they distinguish themselves with competence and honesty. At home, 15 years of stability and market opportunity have given China's vast population a chance to demonstrate their unlimited potential.

Heavy-handedness toward Taiwan, however, can only cramp China's future. In particular, I discuss two questions: (1) the limitations of "national unity" and (2) the advantages of friendly neighbors.