Thursday, February 21, 2008

Not happy about Kosovo

When Kosovo declared independence last week, the West applauded the move, Russia reacted in anger, and everyone in Asia (including Singapore) kept quiet.

This is why. What the hell are you going to say to the Taiwanese when they declare independence from China? I mean if the West support Kosovo, how can they object when Taiwan declare independence? Western leaders are dismissing Russian objections as meddling but on this, the Russian are right. Ethnic secessionist movements throughout the world will take heart at Kosovo’s independence and their own independence movement will grow stronger as a result.

Here in East Asia, that means one thing. Taiwan. If they declare independence, how can the West say ‘no’ when they had already said ‘yes’ to Kosovo? Afterall, it's "self-determination" (the reason they are giving to Kosovo). So what the hell are you going to say to Taiwan if they declare independence?

That’s why almost no one in Asia is supporting Kosovo’s independence. It’s a Pandora’s Box that has been opened, and that’s not a thing to be happy about.


Onlooker said...

Because of US interest of resource to be plunder in the new state.
No benefit so no voice.
But in Taiwan case Depends on their president in a few weeks time. Bet that Ma ying jiu win it nothing against Xie chang ting.

Anonymous said...

I think everyone should have the freedom to choose their own government. Take Quebec, the French-speaking province of Canada. They VOTE on independence occasionally. Although they voted against independence the last time they voted, it demonstrates how civilized people should approach separatist regions. Canada woudl abide by their decision. Let the people living there decide then. Taiwan is being bullied by China and its people should be able to decide. That the rest of Asia doesn't speak up for them shows the shallowness of some Asian societies. Just follow the communist China since they are more powerful, but never mind about moral principles. Am I right?

Ghost said...

I think the problem with the China/Taiwan situation has more to do with war than morals. Would China sit by quietly while Taiwan declare independence? As for Quebec? If they do declare independence from Canada, I highly doubt that the Canadaians will do nothing