Bob Yang vs. Bonnie Glaser on Riz Khan
Obama's cross-strait conundrum
Formosan Association for Public Affairs (FAPA) president Dr. Bob Yang (advocating for an independent Taiwan) and Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Freeman Chair in China Studies senior fellow and US government consultant Bonnie Glaser (read Michael Turton's eloquent description of her position) sat down with Al Jazeera's Riz Khan on November 17, 2009 to discuss recent events affecting the Taiwan-US-China relationship.
Here's the show in two parts. Watch it in a larger viewer by clicking the titles below each video.
13:01 YouTube video: "Riz Khan - Obama's cross-straits conundrum - 17 Nov 09 - Pt 1"
9:29 YouTube video: "Riz Khan - Obama's cross-straits conundrum - 17 Nov 09 - Pt 2"
At the end, Glaser talks about the majority supporting "the status quo," muddying the waters for those who don't realize that Taiwan is not now and has never been part of the People's Republic of China (PRC), but it is nice to at least hear her admit that without China's threats, the vast majority of Taiwanese would have no qualms about declaring independence.
Pieces of the puzzle: Taiwan, 台灣, Bonnie Glaser, 葛來儀, Bob Yang, 楊英育, Riz Khan, 康立茲
Cross-posted at It's Not Democracy, It's A Conspiracy!