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This post was edited by abramicus at 2013-5-19 12:30|
sansukong Post time: 2013-5-19 11:57
It is to say, Taiwan is enjoying the best of the two worlds, at the expense of the U.S and PRC. T ...
OK, that makes sense, sorry jay_dee, I wasn't able to figure out, but Sansukong correctly deduced you are projecting the attitude of Taiwan on this matter.
In Chinese terms, the fire has reached the buttocks of Taiwan with its fishermen being attacked first by the Japanese, then the Vietnamese, and now the Philippine Coast Guards.
And Taiwan's solution is to sign fishing agreements with each, hoping that by implication, it would be recognized as an independent sovereign state in their eyes, co-equal with them, and with the PRC. Using the loss of sovereignty of China (by means of these agreements that do not have the approval of the PRC) to bolster the supposed "sovereignty" of the Taiwan government, is robbing Peter (the entire people of China) to pay Paul (Japan and the Philippines) using the marine resources of waters that legally belong exclusively to the entire Chinese people.
What do you call those who sell their land and marine territorial rights for partisan political gain?
And the Taiwanese people have to be smart about this too. Signing fishing rights agreements with neighboring countries is not EXACTLY defending the fishing rights of the Taiwanese people. It is also giving away HALF OF THEIR RIGHTS TO JAPAN or another country, because they should have enjoyed EXCLUSIVE FISHING RIGHTS over these areas, and their incomes will drop as foreign ships come and haul off more and more of the marine life they are used to harvesting for their home ports.
What the politicians really want is the piece of paper saying that they are co-equal with the other country, as a sovereign independent country. And if China objects, then they will fault China for not defending the fishing rights of the Taiwanese people, and yet spoiling an agreement that would have gotten them at least half of such rights. This also another reason why China should step up to the plate and simply take over Diaoyudao, so that the Taiwanese and Mainland Chinese fishermen who have been fishing side by side in these regions do not have to share THEIR fish with the remorseless and shameless "Comfort Women" victimizers of Satsuma.