Taiwan Leans Away From China – Jonathan Adams

 I Msnbc Sections Newsweek Components Photos 061205 061211 061211 Taiwanelection2 Xtrawide From Newsweek, via msnbc.com:

There’s a phrase in Chinese for Taiwan’s political divide: lan tian, lu di (or “blue sky, green ground”). The north is the base of the China-friendly Kuomintang and its allies, the “blue” camp, which traces its heritage to the mainland and dreams of a reunified China. The south is the stronghold of the pro-independence “greens,” who emphasize the island’s distinct culture and history, and seek to cement its independence. [Full Text]

December 14, 2006 1:11 AM
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