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Since this diary has been promoted, I guess I should answer this.

The problem is, I have no hard evidence, I have not been over there for quite a while now and the relationship between Beijing and the KMT, along with the psychology of the KMT leadership is not well documented in public.

The text of the official agreement between the KMT and Beijing is quite short and relatively non-inflammatory.

However, since that agreement, KMT party coffers have been swelled quite considerably and the mention of potential changes to the maritime treaties might well, in itself, be enough to spark worries from the Americans. Of course, the Chinese may have the ability to keep the Americans quiet by threatening the dollar, so maybe it is moot. But otherwise, it could be "interesting times."

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Jan 19th, 2008 at 10:09:33 AM EST
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