This is pretty simple. You can conduct business and diplomacy with $8 trillion GDP China or $0.45 trillion Taiwan. Take your pick.
Hindustan Times: "India follows a one-China policy and doesn’t recognise Taiwan diplomatically."
China key to Taiwan-India pact - Hindustan Times
"China key to Taiwan-India pact
Sutirtho Patranobis Sutirtho Patranobis, Hindustan Times
Taipei, May 30, 2012
First Published: 16:29 IST(30/5/2012)
Last Updated: 01:08 IST(31/5/2012)
Hackneyed as it may sound, both Taiwanese and Indian officials like to expand IT – as in information and technology – as India and Taiwan. One good reason, according to officials, for doing that is both countries complement each other in the IT field: Taiwan is known for its computer hardware and India for its efficiency in software.
Officials expect that when the feasibility study for the India-Taiwan free trade agreement (FTA) is wrapped up later this year, more such complementing – and not so complementary -- aspects of trade and commerce between the two countries will come under focus.
For Taiwan, the feasibility investigation is being done at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research; in India, the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations was given the job. “It would be beneficial for both countries and accelerate trade between the two countries. It has increased in the last five-six years but not reached comfort level,’’ Fu-Kuo Liu, research fellow, at the Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University told HT.
Trade between the two countries in 2011 was around 7.5 billion USD. But that could increase, agreed, Pradeep Kumar Rawat, the director general of the India-Taipei Association in Taiwan. “The feasibility study is looking at the broad parameters of what kind of economic arrangement could the two countries reach? How it could be expanded? There are 12 broad topics like trade in goods and services, transport and logistics, food processing, retail and of course IT,” Rawat said.
But signing an FTA is a matter of complex negotiations. Not the least because domestic business interests are inter-linked with it. Negotiations both bilateral and internal could easily linger on for three-to-five years.
In the case of an India-Taiwan FTA, China could be the other, big factor. For one, India follows a one-China policy and doesn’t recognise Taiwan diplomatically.
“China might not be happy. Beijing doesn’t mind when we negotiate an FTA with countries (like Singapore and New Zealand) with whom they already have a one,” Fu-Kuo said.
But warming China-Taiwan relations could be a possibly antidote to that. In fact, when Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou made a two-hour stopover at a Mumbai airport in April this year, Beijing didn’t react; it was interpreted as warming of Beijing-Taipei ties under President Ma. Whether that warm air influences India-Taiwan trade winds remains to be seen."
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Last edited by SinoChallenger; 07-08-2012 at 06:34 AM.
I believe that China believes: 1) Taiwanese culture is Chinese culture anyways, so promoting Taiwanese culture is promoting Chinese culture; 2) Taiwanese economy is a part of Chinese economy (or vice versa); In addition, business is good for everyone. Of course, provided that those parties don’t challenge
One China” policy, including USA and less significant India.
Type 052C destroyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ship is the first Chinese ship fitted with a multifunction Active Phased Array Radar with four antenna arrays, with a reported name Type 348 Radar. China originally imported a Ukrainian C-band active phased array radar for evaluation, but decided that the radar did not meet the Chinese requirement. Instead, China adopted a domestic S-band multifunction active phased array radar with four antenna arrays. The radar is developed by the Research Institute of Electronic Technology (also more commonly known as the 14th Institute) at Nanjing, Jiangsu province, and it is a successor to the 14th Institute's earlier developed Type H/LJG-346 SAPARS (Shipborne Active Phased Array Radar System) that was completed in 1998. Chinese discovered that the S-band adopted by the American AN/SPY-1 passive phased array could be better suited for the requirements for the active phased array radar as well. The radar has reported name of Type 348 Radar and a maximum range of 450 km, and a maximum resolution of 0.5 metres. However, under an earlier but completely different contract, Ukraine did provide cooling technologies for the antenna to China. According to many Chinese claims on the internet, the name assigned for Type 348 radar is Sea Lion, but others claim the name only applies to the export version."
"Type 517 radar is believed to be an A-band/VHF air search radar widely deployed on PLA-N surface vessels with 4 antennas in two crossed-brace supported pairs, one above the other, pair mounted on each side of a single tublar support carried on the turning gear.
Similar to the Russian P-8 'Dolphin'/KNIFE REST radar which PRC manufactures and deploys for the HQ-2 surface to air system complex, it is believed that the Type 517 have similar capabilities and specifications.
The system is manufactured by the Beijing Leiyin Electronic Technology Development Company (北京雷音电子技术开发有限公司).
(Specs based on P-8 KNIFE REST)
A - band (70 - 73 MHz)
Range: 300 KM (est)
Power: 100 kW
Pulse width: 4 - 12 us
Other reported names:
Last edited by Martian2; 07-08-2012 at 12:24 PM.
you're just super coward, dare not face with our regular forces in Laos-Camb.
Who is this person - Truong Nhan Tuan?
Meanwhile I looked up for Vietnam position on the same diplomatic document signed in 1958 and here is their official position.(a snippet from the below link)
The contents of the Diplomatic Note 1958 was very cautious, and especially it did not declare to give up Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands. The PM of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam understood clearly that the right to make declaration of the national sovereignty belongs to the country’s highest power institution – the National Assembly, and defending sovereignty and territorial integrity is always the top priority of the State and Vietnamese people, especially in the circumstance the Diplomatic Note was issued.
The Diplomatic Note 1958 has two clear contents: The first is the government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam noted China’s 12 nautical mile territorial waters. The second is the government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam instructed its state agencies to respect China’s 12 nautical mile territorial waters.
The Diplomatic Note 1958 did not have a single word about territory and sovereignty or name any island.
VietNamNet - Diplomatic Note 1958 with Vietnam
Also here are couple of snippets from an article below.
“Toan Tap Thien Nam Tu Chi Lo Do Thu” (The Handbook of the South’s Road Map), compiled in the 17th century by a man named Do Ba, clearly noted in the maps of Quang Ngai Prefecture in Quang Nam area that “there was a long sandbank in the middle of the sea that is called Bai Cat Vang (Golden Sand)”, and that “during the last month of every winter, the Nguyen rulers  send 18 boats there to collect goods, mainly jewelries, money, guns, and ammunition”.
In the book entitled “Giap Ngo Binh Nam Do” (The Map for the Pacification of the South in the Giap Ngo Year) made by duke Bui The Dat in 1774, Bai Cat Vang is also indicated as a part of Vietnam’s territory .
During his assignment in Southern Vietnam, scholar Le Quy Don (1726–1784) in 1776 compiled the book named “Phu Bien Tap Luc” (Miscellany on the Pacification at the Frontier) on the history, geography, and administration of Southern Vietnam under the Nguyen lords (1558–1775). In this book, Le Quy Don described that Dai Truong Sa (including the Paracel and the Spratly Islands) was under the jurisdiction of Quang Ngai Prefecture.
A Western clergyman wrote in a letter during his 1701 trip on the ship Amphitrite from France to China that: “Paracel is an archipelago of the Kingdom of An Nam” .
VietNamNet - Historical documents on Vietnam
The highlighted portions especially contradicts point 2 you have posted above.
Last edited by Sashan; 07-08-2012 at 12:49 PM.
He's a Vietnamese historian.Who is this person - Truong Nhan Tuan?
My translation of the document is superior. My version is word for word, without the political spin.
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