|St Lucia political party tells PM to stop meddling in China-Taiwan affairs|
|Published on October 16, 2012||
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By Caribbean News Now contributor
CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Lucian People's Movement (LPM) has called on Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony to stop wasting Saint Lucia's time by constantly meddling in the internal affairs of China and Taiwan.
The LPM said that it is a grave disservice to the island for a prime minister with no international influence or power to use part of his allotted time in an address to the United Nations, where he should be focused on making a solid case for a speedy recovery of Saint Lucia’s economy, instead to seek to present himself as an adjudicator for a Chinese takeover of Taiwan.
The LPM said that Anthony's naivety in believing that he is able to force unification of the government and people of Taiwan is a glaring example of a Caribbean leader who is clearly out of touch with the realities of that region and the world. To believe that Taiwan, a prosperous democratic state, with two distinct political organizations with millions of supporters on either side that hold very contrasting views about their future, will voluntarily cede their sovereignty to China is not only delusional but dangerous, at best.
"The current Nationalist government in Taiwan has taken a more conciliatory approach to ease tensions across the straits by opening itself up to greater economic trading and relaxation of travel restrictions between the two countries. However, such diplomatic moves should never be interpreted as an indicator of Taiwanese willingness to be absorbed by China. As with every true democracy, the tide of power will once again shift to the DPP. At that juncture, the DPP will have to decide whether their long-standing views for outright independence are still worthy of pursuing," the LPM said in a press statement.
"Until such time, Dr Anthony’s business should be to pursue policies that are serious and tangible to the interests of Saint Lucia. He should refrain from allowing himself to become bogged down in an international squabble in Asia that he does not seem to understand fully from a historical perspective. As the current prime minister of Saint Lucia, he should not spend his remaining years insulting the government and people of Taiwan, which by his own actions a few months ago were granted the privilege of retaining diplomatic relationship with Saint Lucia," the LPM concluded.
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TO THE LEADER:
Unfortunately, I do not know much about your party. Suffice to say, that I was recently told about your party's dismal and shameful performance at the recent polls. Most St.Lucia and regional observers have concluded that your party's future remain extremely bleak.Therefore, with such assumptions, one can only conclude that your party do not understand Foreign Policy Management.
Frankly speaking, your party comments are stupid and off base. In what way has Dr.Anthony attempted to interfere in the Beijing-Taipei affair.I cannot agree with ill informed and illogical position.
I am deeply lost about your party's silly comments about your leader's address at the United Nations. Your party comments are so illogical that I would not attempt to respond to such nonsense. There is no meat or incentive to dignify such nonsense.
I think your party totally misunderstand your government's position. There is nothing wrong is the Prime Minister of your nation in an address to the United Nations to call for peace, understanding and territorial disputes.
While I have not read the full text of Dr.Anthony, my understanding is simple. St.Lucia as an independent nation and member of a world international body has the legitimate right to express and pursue initiatives that can bring about a different world.
Let me conclude by saying that the Beijing-Tapei issue is a debatable issue. I am not in agreement with St.Lucia embracing Taipei as there is a One China policy adopted by Caricom.
At the same time, it is fitting and responsible on the part of St.lucia to express its desire to see a resolution of the issue.
Finally, I have nothing against Press Freedom but I think articles and releases from your LPM require greater scrutiny and lodging in the bin
Am not supprise you don't know better, even if you live in Canada and enjoy press freedom, welfare and protection. Your position on China/Taiwan is well know, Communism and red China, but that does not prevent others from expressing theirs. Also, St.Lucia politics in none on your business, Grenada can do with your twisted logic and brain dead mind set. And on the issue of articles and release, you're no authority and have trivial writing ability. So, do yourself a favor and stay clear of the LPM or St.Lucia's business and remain lodge in the kennel up in Ajax.