Opposition wins election in Taiwan
The Kuomintang, or KMT, the Nationalist Party in Taiwan and the opposition to the Democratic People's Party, or DPP, have won the election. Looks like Chen Shui Ban will have to rethink his ideas of blatantly pushing for signs of independence from China (like changing the name of Taiwan's institutions, etc.) We welcome thoughts from those in Taiwan, or anyone else. While we fully support the freedom of the Taiwanese from China, these election results certainly seem to be in the favor of the US, because we will likely be able to concentrate on North Korea and the six-party talks, and not be distracted by other crises in the Pacific theater.