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Practicality to inform future of St. Vincent-Taiwan ties – Gonsalves

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, flanked by his wife Eloise Gonsalves, left, and Press Secretary Hans King, addresses Vincentians in Taiwan on Saturday. Gonsalves said that practicality will inform the future of Kingstown-Taipei relations should Taipei and Beijing resolve their differences.

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Practicality will inform the decision of the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) regarding its relations with China and Taiwan should the two sides resolve their differences.

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou, who was inaugurated into a second term on Sunday, has over the past four years improved relations with China, which considers Taiwan a renegade province.

“… in so far as the question of Taiwan and mainland China [is concerned], when it is resolved, in whatever way it is resolved, we are also practical people and we make whatever decisions have to be made as we go along,” Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves told Vincentians in Taiwan on Saturday.

He was speaking one day before attending Ma’s inauguration.

“As you would notice, the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is committed with its relations with government and people of Taiwan. It is a simple, straightforward matter,” Gonsalves said.

“We have relations with mainland China,” he further stated, adding that mainland Chinese firms have won bids to build school in SVG.

“They can bid. … They are non-borrowing member of the CDB (Caribbean Development Bank). All of us belong to the World Trade Organisation. They come to St. Vincent; they trade,” he said.

“The issue of international relations is a many sided and complicated business. It is not an either or issue,” Gonsalves further stated.

The warmer Taipei-Beijing ties have led to a suspension of the diplomatic war between both capitals.

Media reports say that both capitals have each rejected allies from the other that tried to switch diplomatic ties since Ma came to office on May 20, 2008.

Ma, in his inaugural address Sunday, said his Kuomintang government has “improved cross-strait relations and reduced cross-strait tension”.

He said the second leg of Taiwan’s national security is “the use of viable diplomacy to establish more breathing space for ourselves in the international community and boost our contributions to international society.

“Over the past four years, rather than adopting ‘scorched earth diplomacy,’ we have chosen ‘viable diplomacy’ and ‘above-board diplomacy,’ providing aid in accordance with the principles of ‘seeking proper goals, acting lawfully, and exercising effective administration,’” he further stated.

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11 thoughts on “Practicality to inform future of St. Vincent-Taiwan ties – Gonsalves

  1. NOW YOU SEE, THE ULP AND DE COMRADE CAN ARTICULATE A DEFINITE FOREIGN POLICY FOR THE NATIONAL INTEREST OF SVG: “NO PERMANENT FRIENDS NO PERMANENT ENEMIES, ONLY PERMANENT INTERESTS” Lord Palmerton.

    IN THE MEAN TIME THE NDP ARHNIM, DOUGGIE AND PETER AN DEM ARE ANTI-MARXIST, ANTI-SEMITE, ANTI-RELIGIOUS, ANTI-CHINA, ANTI-CUBA, ANTI-AFRICA, ANTI-CHRIST THEIR ‘DOMESTIC’ POLICY IS ALREADY DIVISIVE AND HOSTILE BECAUSE IT IS ESSENTIALLY ANTI-POOR SO THAT THEIR FOREIGN POLICY WHICH THEY DARE NOT ARTICULATE BECAUSE OF ITS EXTREME XENOPHOBIA AND FASCISM IS RAELLY A POWDER KEG.

    WE WILL STRENGTHEN TIES WITH MAINLAND CHINA AND NDP AND PETER AN DEM WILL CUSS CHINA AND TALK BOUT TIANAMEN SQUARE AND ALL THAT.

    AMERICA DOESN’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT NO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION SO WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE LITTLE MINIONS?

    Posted by F.U.D.Z. | May 24, 2012, 08:32
  2. It’s not that complex,the president of taiwan is pro-china,so we cant strong arm them for money,pretty soon it will be just scholarships

    Posted by Jahu | May 24, 2012, 20:47
  3. GONSALVES WANT TO GO TOWARD RED CHINA for some time, now. He watching the amount of money that the COMMUNIST CHINESE ARE THROWING AROUND in their aggressive ‘diplomatic’ efforts, including in the Caribbean – – – and Latin America. He done see the highly visible NATIONAL STADIUM prestige projects that they are sponsoring as white elephant egotistical MONUMENTS to some of their new-found “friends” in the region.

    But, the COPYCAT is highly embarassed and humiliated, seeing that he had CURSED THE CHI-COMS REAL ROTTENLY in his wild, raving, PUBLIC CONDEMNATION OF Dr. NEVILLE DUNCAN for daring to PRAISE THE MAOIST CHINESE COMMUNIST strain of MARXIST- LENINIST ideology, IN PREFERENCE TO the backward RUSSIAN ‘Soviet’ style/strain – – – when Dr. Duncan, UWI DEAN, Social Sciences, returned from his first trip to COMMUNIST CHINA via TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO.

    But, then again, the LENINIST had already been highly embarassed to have had to accept TAIWAN, Nationalist China, even though they were FREE ENTERPRISE [‘capitalist’] – – – and THEREFORE DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO HIS MARXIST-LENINIST, ATHEISTIC, COMMUNIST IDEOLOGY. This fraternal relation he HAD to continue, seeing that BOTH THE PREVIOUS SVLP and NDP ADMINISTRATIONS HAD DEVELOPED VERY CLOSE, NEAR UNSHAKABLE FRIENDLY RELATIONS WITH THE NATIONALIST GOVERNMENT ON FORMOSA, TAIWAN.

    NOW, for some time, he has mulled greedily how to switch without losing face among his regional marxist leninist communism ideologues and sychophants. And, he afraid of what the Chi-coms would do to him, in revenge. But, those national stadiums and financial hand-outs are really enticing, in the meantime.

    Yet, TAIWAN HAS BEEN ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH THEIR ENTICEMENTS, TOO, in rivalry with the Communist aggressors and expansionists. So, the COPYCAT comrade is in TWO minds. There must surely be an equivalent Confucionist proverb that A DOUBLE-MINDED MAN IS UN-STABLE IN ALL HIS WAYS.

    Posted by STEVE_ HUGGINS | May 24, 2012, 23:26
  4. F.U.D.Z I read the above article several time and I am having a serious problem. What the … are you talking about?How does any of what you say connects with what is written above? The relation between Taiwan was not instigated by the ULP or Ralph.This is what Ralph and the ULP met. The ULP was hostile when Mitchel give Taiwan $50K when it was hit by the storm. ey said that we shouldn’t ah gee Yo remember? Other than that, As far as I know only the Green party that has been hostile to the Taiwanese relationship. So again I ask you what the fleep are you talking about?

    Posted by AHA | May 25, 2012, 17:53
  5. FUDZ, great job keep up the clever work towards the destruction of the ULP and Donkey Gonsalves the Caribbean king of liars.

    I congratulate you on the amazing strategy you have adopted by pretending to be a person of little inteligence and part of a Marxist Cuban cell that is destroying SVG.

    When you talk about America and Human Rights, it is obviouse that you also are against human rights.

    Are you also a supporter of the Syrian government that are slaughtering their citizens, Gonsalves is.

    Posted by Peter | May 25, 2012, 18:39
  6. The ulp isn’t a practical party,just a bunch of lunatics with pie in the sky,tax money in they pocket dreams

    Posted by Jahu | May 26, 2012, 04:54
  7. FUDZ, what you wrote is indeed a mirror image of Gonsalves, VINCYPOWA, JASON and yourself.

    How on earth you can arrive at a point when you declare “Arnhim, Dougie, Peter anti-Religious and anti-Christ, anti-Semite”, All three are devout Christians. They are not the Marxists or supporters of an evil Marxist regime, that’s you.

    I agree with you they may be anti-Marxist, but I am sure they are not anti-China, anti-Cuba, and anti-Africa, any more than they have ever been anti-Taiwanese.

    As for the rest of your statement and accusations, they are really the ranting of a lunatic, everyone who knows these people know what you wrote to be pure unadulterated horse shit. It is most probable that which you can apply to Gonsalves.

    I know from most of what you write that you are a low IQ idiot and I doubt that anyone in the whole world has any regard for you or what you write. The method and way you write and what you write is a give away to your low intelligence and dunce mentality.

    Remember Confusius said ” He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger”.

    What come’s through clearly, is that your ant-American.

    FUDZ, when you read something somewhere and try and change it to fit a situation on this site, you really must try and apply what you have read to the correct party and context, applying it to just whatever comes to mind, makes you look even more stupid than that stupidity that you so badly want to hide.

    You need some advice from VINCYPOWA, ask him to take you on a cottaging trip, that should make you think.

    Posted by Peter | May 26, 2012, 17:44
  8. If Gonsalves came back with nothing, or was not satiffied with what he got, watch him change horses.

    I wonder how the nurse came through the experience?

    Posted by Peter | May 26, 2012, 17:46
  9. satisfied

    Posted by Peter | May 26, 2012, 17:47
  10. CANADA

    Posted by Peter | May 28, 2012, 07:51
  11. GONSALVES IN TAIWAN

    More than 230 foreign dignitaries in 41 separate delegations, including heads of state and special envoys, attended ROC President Ma Ying-jeou’s second-term inauguration May 20, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    We were led to believe that Gonsalves had been extended an invitation as a friend of President Ma‘ that was a lie. We were led to believe that a banquet was held in the honor of Gonsalves, yet another lie.

    Nineteen deputations from ROC diplomatic allies headed by a foreign minister or higher-ranking representative, including five to be led by presidents, six by prime ministers, two by vice presidents, one by a vice premier, one by a presidential representative, three by a foreign affairs minister and one by the pope’s special envoy.
    Several major countries and regional groupings with which the ROC does not maintain formal diplomatic relations also sent delegations, including Canada, the European Union, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the U.K. and U.S.
    William M. Daley, former White House chief of staff, headed the U.S. delegation organized by the American Institute in Taiwan, Takeo Hiranuma, chairman of the Japan-ROC Diet Members’ Consultative Council, led a delegation from Taiwan’s northern neighbor.

    A cocktail reception was held May 19, and an evening banquet followed the inauguration ceremony May 20. The festivities were simple in nature as part of the government’s efforts to save costs.

    Gonsalves was just one of 230 people, what a liar he is. He pretended to be the man, the main man, well what he is, is the liar, the main liar.

    Gonsalves is not a politician he is a Politricker.

    CAN WE BELIEVE ANYTHING AT ALL THAT HE SAYS, OR EVEN WHAT HE DOESN’T SAY TO MISLEAD US ALL.

    WHAT A WASTE OF OUR MONEY.

    Posted by Peter | May 29, 2012, 11:29

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