Written by Eric Zuesse
CNN presents Taiwan as never having been a part of China, and that is a lie. Furthermore, CNN presents the U.S. (referring here now to America’s official position on this matter ever since 1972 when it first became made explicit) as being what CNN lies to say about it: that Taiwan ISN’T a part of China. Those are two very big lies.
On the morning of 1 August 2022 when U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — third-in-line for the U.S. Presidency after only Vice President Kamala Harris — was starting her trip through Asia in order to whip up a war between China and America over Taiwan and other issues, CNN headlined on its home page, “What does Taiwan think about the possibility of a visit by Nancy Pelosi?”, and that article opened:
Reports that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning a visit to Taiwan have sparked tense exchanges between the United States and China — and growing speculation over how Beijing might react.
While Pelosi — a forthright critic of Beijing — has so far declined to confirm the reports, she has said it is important for the US to show support for Taiwan, and lawmakers on both sides of Washington’s political divide have urged her to go. China, meanwhile, has lashed out at the idea, vowing to take “resolute and forceful measures” if any trip goes ahead.
Far less vocal, however, has been the island at the center of the controversy.
There has been no statement in favor of, or against, Pelosi’s potential trip from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen or her office — though Premier Su Tseng-chang said on Wednesday that Taipei was “very grateful to Speaker Pelosi for her strong support and kindness towards Taiwan over the years” and that the island welcomes any friendly guests from overseas.
Analysts say the relative silence is because Taiwan, a democratic self-governed island of 24 million people that China’s ruling Communist Party claims as part of its territory, despite never having controlled it, finds itself in an awkward spot.
Taiwan, they point out, depends on US arms to defend itself against the possibility that China could invade and forcefully take it over — so it does not want to be seen as discouraging support from one of the US’ most powerful politicians.
As my article dated 31 July 2022, “How likely is a nuclear WW III, U.S.-v.-China?”, documented by linking to online sources that in turn link through to the official documentary evidences (which are unimpeachable), the U.S. Government’s official position, as stated on 28 February 1972, has been, and remains:
The United States acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States Government does not challenge that position. It reaffirms its interest in a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question by the Chinese themselves.
Moreover, my article closed by presenting the actual history behind this:
As regards the island’s history, and the key historical question, of whether the allegation is true “that ‘Taiwan is a part of China’,” here’s a summary about this history: Taiwan (Formosa) was started when the Japanese Empire was forced to give up control over the Chinese island Formosa. Truman backed the fascist Guomindang (GMD) or Kuomintang (KMT) forces who had fled from Mao’s victorious anti-Japanese forces in mainland China, onto China’s island of Formosa and formed there the “Republic of China,” as being an American protectorate. It subsequently came to be called “Taiwan” (which even Japanese historians acknowledge to be a Chinese name for the island) but called itself officially the “Republic of China,’ and NOT the “Republic of Taiwan.” So; even by the official and self-chosen designation of “Republic of China,” anyone who denies that it is a part of China and is “Chinese,” is simply, and boldly, lying, because even the KMT (or GMD) said it was. The U.S. side (now replacing the Japanese side as the post-WW-II, fascist, overlords of Taiwan) had lost the civil war in China, but, ever since, the U.S. Government has been protecting the losing side in China’s civil war, who holed-up in what is actually China’s province of Formosa or Taiwan. If and when China finally takes back control of it, the place-name might revert to “Formosa,” or to “the Province of Formosa,” so as to signify that China, not Japan, won WW II. None of this fascism in post-WW-II Asia would have occurred, at all, if FDR instead of Truman had been America’s President after WW II. Truman was a fascist-imperialist, but FDR was intensely AGAINST both fascism and imperialism. Anti-communism was merely the excuse that the post-WW-II fascist imperialists gave, for their fascist imperialism (America’s coups, invasions, subversions, etc., to conquer the world), so as to fool their publics into believing they live in a ‘democracy’.
If there will be a WW III, it will be because of Truman’s reversal of FDR’s foreign policies, and NOT because of his continuing those policies (which he didn’t do — though many ‘historians’ say he did). The turning-point, away from FDR’s foreign policies, was on 25 July 1945. That’s what got this snowball rolling down this fascist-imperialist mountainside, of the world’s history, since then. It’s what caused Truman quickly to replace all of FDR’s foreign-policy team. Truman was the catastrophe — not the continuation. However, the U.S. Congress, at that time, was even worse. And it still is. FDR was the anomaly. And so was Lincoln, in his time. And so were the majority at the U.S. Constitutional Convention, who collectively wrote the anti-imperialist U.S. Constitution, which has since become just a piece of paper. The aristocratic flood which has followed after them could now wash away all they had achieved, and leave only an ocean of blood behind.
My article there also has lots more of the history on this matter, including how China’s fascists (the KMT or Koumintang) who escaped from mainland China to replace the Japanese as the new overlords on China’s island of Taiwan, sent an army into Thailand (then called Siam) in order for Truman’s newly created CIA to be able to perpetrate its first-ever coup, there, so as to take over the center of the world’s opium trade (which was there) in order for future U.S. coups (and the bribes they paid) to be able to be funded off-the-books, such as in Syria (1949), Iran (1953), and Guatemala (1954).
The article also shows how, and explains why, public opinion on that Chinese island started only as recently as 1994 to be annually and systematically polled regarding the question of what the residents there think about Taiwan’s possibly officially declaring itself to be a separate nation from China.
Today’s news cannot be truthfully understood on the basis of historical lies.
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AHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH Pelosi’s jet landed as expected.Filthy russians you will obey your god aka the united states of America one way or the other ahahahaahah
CNN lies about Taiwan was overshadowed by the bigger lies of Beijing after vowing a military response against pelosi’s visit, a very embarrassing lie viewed as a significant defeat for the Chinese.
If China is not responding militarily then why is Taiwan taking defensive measures against them? Is it your contention that the Taiwanese are frightened of shadows?
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry has issued a response to the large-scale PLA drills in surrounding waters: “We are fully aware of military activities near Taiwan and will send our forces as appropriate in response to enemy threats.”
The Chinese should have copied Russia when it bravely carried out its threat of military consequences if its security concerns were ignored by NATO. that bold and daring move has earned high respect and credibility.
I doubt that the Russians are aware of or interested in your respect. Meanwhile Chinese forces have entered what Taiwan claims as its territorial waters. Forces are deployed in six locations on all sides of the island.
The old hag Pelosi had crossed the red line drawn by the Chinese iron-clad chickens
And the Chinese are responding militarily by entering Taiwanese territorial waters.
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry: “We are fully aware of military activities near Taiwan and will send our forces as appropriate in response to enemy threats.”
You didn’t expect that so you claim victory. How odd.
i Would nuke the insider trading violations of mafia lgbt nazi terrorist Nancy the Pig Pellossi the rest is chizen !!!!
Chinese are fucking weird
bitter inferior pole upset–already thousands died in ukraine—you are impotent
TAIWAN is a free country, accept it
Free like US controlled Nazukraine?
As a consequence, Taiwan and US would now embark as emboldened military partners to undermine the Chinese sovereignty.
Sun Tzu : He who failed to walk the talk should dive in the meat grinder to make a fleshy paper tiger.
“All warfare is based on deception.” — Sun Tzu
In other words, the fact that the Chinese aren’t doing what you expected them to do doesn’t mean you are safe.
Since when? And acknowledged to be so by what countries?
USA—and no one else—makes the decision about Taiwanese independence…heheheh
Every things touched by US warmonger pigs blows sooner or later up.
USA wins again!!!
Well since Pelosi landed in Taiwan without permission of China it seems that China has no sovereinity over Taiwan.
Pelosi is an enemy combatant who gets rich attacking Americans. She doesn’t have my permission but she does it anyway.
CNN lies about everything.
it is the jews who put mao in power. they directed american aid to mao instead of to Chiang Kai-Shek.
there was an indigenous culture in Formosa long before the chinese
And long before Chiang Kai-shek arrived there so where does that get you?
Lots of people have occupied Taiwan, including the Japanese (1895-1945) who used it as a staging ground for ventures like the Rape of Nanking.
watch 1895 or Blue brave. the Taiwan people who resisted the Japanese take over when china abandoned them.
If you believe that territory lost in war is “abandonment” then you are giving cover to anyone who wants to invade anywhere anytime.
“Look, those people abandoned their land after we killed a bunch of them. They are bad and we are good!”
Lots of people occupied Formosa over the years including aboriginal cannibals, Chinese, Dutch (Formosa is the Dutch name), Spanish, Japanese…
This was not a succession of abandonments by careless inhabitants but rather military defeats.
do you hear any of these others laying ridiculous claims to the island? They gave it up/abandoned it to the Japanese… end of story for any sovereignty over. Mongolia conquered all of China, do they still have a legitimate claim?
It’s a fact that Mongolia occupied China. If CNN said “Mongolia never had anything to do with China!” would you agree? It is also a fact that China and many other nations have occupied Taiwan. So obliviously CNN is lying when they say China has no historical ties of strategic interest in Taiwan. Why can’t you understand that simple fact?
If you don’t understated that China sees Taiwan as a base from which its enemies can attack it then you can’t possibly understand what is going on.
The question is not “Who has the best moral claim to Taiwan because we all want to sing Kumbaya?” The question is “How seriously does China take the threat of invasion from an island currently occupied by its enemies?”
When has Taiwan threatened China? Take a closer look who is the greatest threat to the Chinese people… not a fan of US policies, but what a nation does to it’s own people…hell. Look in the mirror when talking about threats.
Obviously the Chinese see the Taiwan-US partnership as a threat. Surely you don’t think they are risking war just because they are bored?
Hell, look in the mirror at all the damage the US government has done to Americans. Then take a look at the hundreds of US interventions in sovereign countries. Look in the mirror and tell me that you personally have the high moral ground and are in a position to make blanket declarations about what must happen in politics and warfare simply because you say so.
Reality always wins. Fake moralizing is a sure way to lose.
the Taiwan-US thing is a threat to their ability to “absorb” Taiwan like they are doing to HK. not a military or economic threat.
i am no fan of Pelosi or CNN… but to have to reason between the lessor of two evils. You would support the destruction of an independent nation for some paranoia and greed? based on their flimsy claim?
I don’t support anyone in this situation. Why do you feel the need to throw gasoline on a fire that is threatening to burn out of control?
How can you claim the moral high ground when you continue to insist that China can’t possibly feel threatened by Western arms and that no one from mainland China has ever set foot in Taiwan? It’s a demonstrable lie. No moral high ground there.
Besides, you’ve already said that the aboriginal cannibals have the best claim to Taiwan so why are you supporting the Republic of China which currently prevails there? You do understand that Republic of China is Chinese, don’t you?
i am under no illusions of what the US has done in the past, or China. China was a brutal warring nation long before the Mongols defeated them. Who is the threat when they demand Japanese islands as theirs, Russian territory as theirs, Tibetan territory as theirs, Mongolian territories as theirs, South China Seas as theirs. Who sends spies and makes land grabs all over the world to further their interests? Their conduct speaks to their intentions and character. When i encounter a person from Taiwan, i always ask foreign Chinese or indigenous?
That “lie” is the only bases you have for ignoring the bigger picture where a sovereign nation should be annexed or destroyed? by a bully of a nation.
Yes, China has long been a brutal, warring nation. Now tell me again why you support The Republic of China despite the fact that you claim Chinese people are bloodthirsty?
I don’t see Taiwan as the Rep of China, as Chiang Kai Shek was a treacherous dog in his own actions. He was a self appointed leader and named it so, when he escaped China. My main concern is the indigenous people of Taiwan. I do see a country bullying everyone around them. They sound like those seagulls in Finding Nemo, mine, mine , mine!
The three percent of Taiwan’s population descended from aboriginals are oppressed by the Republic of China which you support.
Chiang Kai-shek sent troops to slaughter them when he set up the government for which you now carry water.
True, But attitude towards the remaining indigenous Population has changed fundamentally recently.
I cant imagine the Aborigines to be Better off with the centralist and hyperauthoritarian Red-Chinese.
Mainland China has much less personal freedom to offer than the present gouvernment. Thats Why only 1 percent of the Overall population wants to be reunited.
Russia and China are different things. I can feel with Russia, But the Chinese System of governance is definitely nightmarish for everyone who prefers a rather individual way of life. I‘ve seen it.
And Truman backed Chiang Kai Shek, right off the bat, in 1945. See this, for example: https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1945v07/d1012
I feel for Scotland and Ireland for what they have endured by hands of the English for centuries. I have some Taiwanese neighbours, gentle considerate people compared to some arrogant entitled mainlanders in our country. Chinese maybe, but two different people.
Let me understand this. You have a deep race hatred for the Chinese in general but you believe that those who lived in Taiwan for a short time before moving to your nation have undergone a rapid evolution that makes them real nice guys, relatively speaking?
While you’re heaping undue praise on the descendants of Chiang Kai-shek consider this:
New York Times: Taiwan Turns Light on 1947 Slaughter by Chiang Kai-shek’s Troops
“The perpetrators? Troops dispatched to the island by the Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, the man whose face is stamped on Taiwan’s coins and whose political party, the Kuomintang, still governs Taiwan. Lest that fact be lost on any visitor, large copies of the written orders he issued are prominently on display.
Their government has sacrificed their culture, heritage, spiritual values for the material sense of controlled security and her people are suffering for it. Now they want to export/distribute that dogma to other countries.
What makes you think war is going to help any people anywhere?
That’s what fake moralizing and outrage always leads to. That’s why CNN goads you on like this. Outrage against Saddam. Outrage against Qaddafi. Outrage against Assad. Outrage against the mullahs.
But this time around the competition is a little more savvy. If you think it’s been easy “beating” the Russians wait until you enjoy the fun of beating the Chinese.
where have i advocated for war? You are the one goaded by CNN, you have spent the better part of an afternoon going after them and me. You have no idea where my values lie. You don’t think i know what is propaganda from CNN? I have no interest in beating Russia, and China is it’s own worst enemy. It’s economic structure is collapsing. People lined up for hours to get their money from banks which is no longer there because the Developers have collapsed and the investment money is gone..
And yet the poor and oppressed people from your own country are completely invisible to you. That’s the only way you could be so focused on claims of oppression on the other side of the world which you can only have heard about through mass media.
The people in your own neighborhood should be far more relevant to you than your fear and hatred for people you’ve never met.
As for basic facts: CNN lied when they said that Taiwan sprang into existence when Chiang Kai-shek arrived and until that moment no other Chinese person from the mainland had any knowledge of or interest in Taiwan. It simply isn’t true. Why defend their lie?
you make a lot of assumptions, who i am, my sources or my values. and you are at the effect of a silly publication such as CNN. Who cares what they say or spin, you seem to, and why would you read their garbage?
How do you know if my Taiwanese neighbours are Chinese of indigenous? Perhaps getting away from mainland China created a kinder generation of Chinese. I really enjoy the company of my local born Chinese. They are blended with the openness of western culture. Hatred is not the same of as disapproval of another’s conduct. You are not listening if you do not hear me distinguishing between Chinese and Taiwanese.
I am listening. Do you listen to the Chinese when they call THEMSELVES Chinese?
Perhaps you should start a petition demanding that the Republic of China change its name to the Republic of Taiwan so that your can do a better job of race baiting in the future.
Did you miss the part where i said i had no use for Chiang Kai Shek? Are the children born of the Sinn Fein responsible for their parent’s actions? The time is today, and a country is poised to annihilate another country, and you want to quibble over something corrupt CNN is saying.
My people got out of Ireland a long time ago. Seems there wasn’t enough potatoes. Or meat. Or clothes. Or shelter…
There continues to be a severe lack of intelligence as you are intent on supporting the Chinese because you hate the Chinese.
To quote Woodham-Smith, writing in “The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845–1849,” “…no issue has provoked so much anger or so embittered relations between the two countries (England and Ireland) as the indisputable fact that huge quantities of food were exported from Ireland to England throughout the period when the people of Ireland were dying of starvation.”
like CNN, you attack my intelligence /credibility.
and yet you are uninformed of your own culture’s history. Yes the north and south may call themselves Irish, but still far from a one nation affiliation.
China and Russia can take the Scottish Islands, Isle of Mann, Isle of Wight by offering cheap oil and gas.
Amazing however How late the Chinese entered the scene on the island. Even after the Dutch and Spaniards.
Unlike today‘s saying Taiwan is not really a central component of China. Han-Chinese majority is a rather recent thing.
Pelosi taught the chinaman a lesson…heheheh
She could have taught them a bigger lesson by kicking Eric Swallwell off the Intelligence Committee when he slept with a Chinese spy. Obviously Pelosi is owned by the CCP just like Biden and Feinstein.
The events you are witnessing are what the Chinese have planned. You have been deceived into thinking that you’re winning while American jobs, technology and the emergency oil supply you paid for are shipped to China.
you must pay pimp in kansas lgbt brothel in yuan or rubles beginning aug 15—China already owns our ugly cesspool—would rather exploit our stupidity and incompetence sell us dildos than waste effort to attack our worthless tranny military
the Yuan Dynasty, when Mongolia ruled all of China, does that mean China rightfully belongs to Mongolia?
It means that if CNN said that Mongolia never had a territorial interest in China they would be lying just like the lies they tell when they say China never controlled Taiwan.
It’s a matter of getting the facts right rather than telling lies in order to fabricate some moral point.
wasting time to inform the world that CNN are liars is as useful as convincing people that water is wet..
China completely humiliated itself. Way to go china lmao
Better Hope so. Dont want world war for a some island on the other Side of the world.
Stupid and vain Action by Pelosi to endanger the delicate diplomatic balance for nothing.