What World Do These People Live in: Logic Please, Part I

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Friday March 30, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

Every now and then a politician utters a statement that causes bewilderment and wonder; the statement for this week goes to none other but our favorite Taiwan's president, Ma Ying-jeou. Ma is criticized for his questionable position on how he sees the ROC on Taiwan as representing the fantasy one China that he sees in his mind. But we are not here to talk about that rather his recent defense of why he continues to push Taiwan into China's world orbit.

Taiwan is already one of the world's largest investor in China with certainly more per capita investment in China than any other country. Now speaking at a recent trade fair in Taipei, Ma pushed for more investment. His reason? He stated plainly, "We cannot put no eggs into the world's largest basket."

We avoid going into how if Taiwan is one China, then how can Taiwan be investing in China. We simply want to question the credibility of a man who, when his country is already one of the largest investors in China still tries to justify new investment by saying that we "can't afford to have no eggs in the China basket." Did I miss something here? Stay tuned, there is sure to be more as Ma's method of justification again goes off the logic charts.