China has distorted Taiwan’s history: US ex-official

Taipei Times
Date:  Sep 02, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

China has perverted Taiwan’s history, former US deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asia Randall Schriver said.

Most US officials often and “mistakenly” repeat the Chinese mantra that Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory, Schriver said in a paper issued by the Project 2049 Institute in Washington.

“But how many American officials know that out of the last 400 years of Taiwan’s recorded history, Taiwan was governed by authorities on Mainland China for less than 10 years?” he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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