12, 2000 ---
From the reports that China’s massive
buildup of short-range ballistic missiles across the strait from Taiwan. In 1995
China deployed only 40 of the M-9 missiles, by the end of last year, it had 200
and was increasing its stockpile at a rate of 50 missiles per year. The Pentagon
estimates that China could have 800 missiles by 2005, all aimed at Taiwan. And thanks to China’s acquisition of U.S. technology --- both by theft
and by purchase from American corporations --- these missiles will be highly
Without moral and intellectual
independence, there is no anchor for national independence.
By David Ben Gurion
Who needs more moral and intellectual independence,
Taiwan or China mainland?