The wants and woes of living in a world with 'two' Chinas
US ties: The problem of today is the failing of a few leaders and people of the US to recognize the tyrannical and treacherous nature of the Chinese communist regime. The Chinese communists have set the annexation of Taiwan as the first of three objectives to be achieved in the 1980s. They have therefore consistently sought to hamper US sale of defensive weapons to the Republic of China [ROC] in order to weaken our defensive capability and . . . to expedite their schedule for using arms against Taiwan.Skip to next paragraph
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Defense: The foremost need of the ROC is to maintain air supremacy in the Taiwan straits. We have therefore given special attention to the research and development of the aircraft industry. We have cooperated with the US to produce combat aircraft . . . we are still hoping that the US will sell us high-performance combat aircraft imperative to defense in keeping with the Taiwan Relations Act.
Unification: The Chinese communists have attempted to use peace talk as a means of seizing Taiwan when they are unable to do so by armed force. The China problem is not a struggle for power and interest between two factions of a country but a conflict between two different systems and styles of life. The communists' proposal for reunification is intended to make ours a ''local government,'' and theirs the ''central government.'' Such unification would be tantamount to selling out the future of the Chinese people. Consequently, we adhere to our position of not getting in touch or negotiating with Peking.