We’ve All Pretended About Taiwan for 72 Years. It May Not Work Any Longer.

Source: The Intercept
by Jon Schwarz

“Chiang Kai-shek pretended for years that he was the true leader of China and was going to marshal forces to take back the mainland. The PRC continues to pretend that Taiwan is part of China — although by this point it clearly is its own nation — while also being willing to continue the status quo as long as Taiwan does not formally declare independence. … The United States pretended until 1978 that the ROC was actually China, when we switched and recognized the PRC as the ‘sole legal government of China.’ Since then, we have pretended that Taiwan is not a sovereign nation while also not recognizing China’s claims of sovereignty over the island.” (11/05/21)