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I don't believe China will go to war with Taiwan for some years now. It wouldn't make sense for China who are booming and will inevitably take over as the world's dominant superpower if they quietly achieve.
I also find it hillarious that whoever wrote that report said:
If China attacks Taiwan and the Americans want to get involved then the US is choosing to wage war with China. The US doesn't own or have any sovereign rights over Taiwan.
I actually think all of this talk about China wanting to wage war with the US is fabricated by paranoid US officials who are threatened by China's progress.
Lets face it, China doesn't need to fight the US to achieve its future
goals, the US might need to fight China to prevent them though.
It's disturbing, hawkish rhetoric because if these two nations war it could cause unprecedented destruction.
Nighthawk, on your point about human rights abuses. The Australian Government has totally ignored nor raised the human rights of a Chinese defector who is being threatened with deportation and obvious death. It's a desperate move by Howard to keep China, easily our biggest trade partner, happy. Isn't it amazing how human rights takes a back seat to capital gain.