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China blasts Taiwan-Africa summit

September 8, 2007

BEIJING – China on Saturday blasted planned meetings between Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian and African allies this weekend.

Chen Shui-bian
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Chen Shui-bian

Chen was scheduled to meet leaders from Burkina Faso, Gambia, Malawi, Sao Tome and Principe, and Swaziland on Sunday — an apparent attempt to cut into rival China’s growing influence in the region.

Discussions will center on how Taiwan can help them with health care, information technology, and development.

Read the rest:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070908/
ap_on_re_as/china_taiwan_africa_2

Peace and Freedom note: Earlier this year President Hu Jintao of China traveled to several African nations, making deals for oil, gas and minerals all along the way.  As long as China refuses to admit that Taiwan is an independent nation and the people and leadership of taiwan refuse to act like some state belonging to China, these ugly disagreements will continue.