Last Wed., Ma "clarified" (muddled, really) part of his Three Nos pledge: no unification, no independence, and no war.
"No unification," Ma said, "does not mean we rule out the option of unification." The topic has already been covered at Taiwan Matters, among other blogs.
That article remains the hottest topic on Yam's news site today, and one of the more astute commentators asked how this applies to his other pledges.
No independence does not mean we rule out the option of independence?What sort of pledge is it, really then?
No use of force does not mean we rule out the option of the use of force?
I think that there is some possibility that Ma's comment come sin light of Chinese pressure, but it's impossible to say for sure.