More Questions on Just How is Ma Ying-jeou's China Policy Working?

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Thursday June 09, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

Forget for the moment how Ma keeps telling us that his rapprochement with China is working because Taiwan was admitted as an observer into WHA, but we find out later that WHO had already sent out a letter that Taiwan was to be treated as "a province of China." So how exactly is this working and how exactly is Ma defending Taiwan's sovereignty as he claims.

Something new has been added to the mix. Now it also appears that under Ma's protection of Taiwan's sovereignty, one of the retired Military Generals Hsia Ying-chou of the ROC Air Force is allegedly quoted as saying that the Republic of China (ROC) Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) should be called "China's army."

So as more and more ROC generals trot off to be wined and dined in China, it seems that they have no fear of Ma standing up for Taiwan if they feel free to come out with such statements. Is this the tip of the iceberg? Is this an example of how even Taiwan's military feels Ma has given them the green light to make their best deal? Will Ma comment on this? Taiwanese are wondering.