Secondly, Ryan refers to China’s declared wish to “reincorporate” Taiwan into China. Taiwan has not been part of China since 1895 (when the Japanese took control). Since that time, the Taiwanese have naturally come to think of themselves as independent of China, much as Australians feel independent of Britain. Taiwanese citizens have voted to remain a democracy, and the question for Australia is: are we prepared to help defend them?
Peter Greig, Colac
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