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Nov 25, 2009

Hmm, MOU.

I'm going to write a few things about Michael Turton's post on the inking of the MOU between Taiwan and China, especially the points he raises about Taiwan News' editorial which argues that China is going to insist on a Chinese-version type "One China" precondition for the inking of any peace deal.

First, I want to note that the government's secrecy in the negotiation process is not an accident, but the result of a carefully cultivated policy of avoiding legal heralds and public criticism of their decisions.

Second, you could sort of see this kind of thing coming, even if my view shifted away from the likelihood of KMT collapse of will, or underestimated CCP insistence on this topic.

Again, we don't really know what the result will be. But time will tell. And time is short, I think.

Nov 10, 2009

I'm still around

Allthough I'm too mobile to post, I am still around. Heading to the States on Nov 11. Hope to resume posting at the old frequency shortly after. :)