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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Huanqiu Shibao: Be no Accomplice

Huanqiu Shibao, a Chinese paper apparently published under China Daily, had a report on Tuesday on a lecture given by Professor Noam Chomsky at the Academia Sinica in Taipei on Monday.

According to Huanqiu Shibao, Chomsky described Taiwan as a country conditioned by America, and an accomplice of America, a “top-terrorist country” (全球头号恐怖主义国家). America was making use of other countries and territories to help implementing terrorism (除了运用整个国家机器从事恐怖行动,更厉害的是,还会利用其它国家和地区帮忙执行恐怖主义). This included Taiwan. The US state department’s demand that China should bear more responsibilities only meant that China should act in accordance with American wishes.

A summary of Chomsky’s lecture by Radio Taiwan International (RTI, which translates the professor’s name as 杭士基, while Huanqiu uses the transliteration 诺姆•乔姆斯基) includes none of the above attributions.

The lecture was titled Contours of World Order: Continuities and Changes.

On Monday, Huanqiu reported on a Cross-Strait Peace and Development Forum (两岸和平发展论坛), reportedly a Taiwanese organization of nineteen civic organizations established in March this year, among them the Taiwan Labor Party. The Forum reportedly called on president Ma Ying-jeou‘s government to abandon it’s “remnant Cold war state of mind” (抛弃冷战的残余心态) in its interaction with China.

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Related
Good Ganbu: Be no Chess Piece, July 29, 2010
Xinhua: “Taiwan Public condemns ‘Rebiya Card’”, July 23, 2010
Noam Chomsky’s political views, Wikipedia

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