Commentary: Be aware of China’s aggression

David Kuan-Chou Chien is the Director General at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami, which represents the interest of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

By David Kuan-Chou Chien

Recent trade-war disputes between the United States and China are not simply a debate of “fair-trade,” rather a fundamental conflict between democracy and communism. As China’s economic market and opportunities lure foreign investors to comply with its demands, the core democratic values that sustain today’s world order seem to be in danger.

Taiwan has been confronting communist China ever since the two split in 1949 due to a civil war. Nonetheless, China has never accepted the fact that Taiwan has its own sovereignty and has spared no effort to isolate Taiwan by blockading its…

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