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WikiLeaks Reveals China's View of Tibet and Taiwan

December 13, 2010

Sing Tao Daily, News Report, Dec 09, 2010
New America Media

Chinese leaders may have different opinions about Taiwan’s economic development and political reform, but they all seem to agree on a tough stance on Tibet, according to cables from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing released by WikiLeaks.

China Times reports the cables show that Beijing accepts that the United States may meddle in Taiwan affairs, but China will never accept foreign forces interference in Tibetan affairs. According to a cable on March 28, 2009, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Chinese leaders are more emotional about Taiwan, and more calculated and strategic when it comes to Tibet.

A cable on Jan. 6, 2009 from the U.S. Embassy reveals that despite much improved China-Taiwan relations, the Taiwan issue remains one of the most challenging issues in U.S.-China relations. China Times reports that U.S. Ambassador Clark T. Randt replied with the message that the United States should continue to support Taiwan, and the way to ease tensions between China and Taiwan would be increase Taiwan's international role and reduce China's military actions toward Taiwan.

The cable also revealed that the United States needs to use a variety of diplomatic strategies to protect Taiwan from Chinese intimidation. A cable from the U.S. Embassy on Jan. 28, 2010, revealed that economic factors will remain an important issue in U.S.-China relations in 2010, and China was strongly dissatisfied with the U.S. support of the Dalai Lama and weapno sales to Taiwan, which may make China less willing to cooperate with the United States.
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