A commentary on the Foreign Policy in Focus Web site by US-based journalist Ian Williams says that “China’s arguments against Taiwanese self-determination are not particularly legal or ethical.”

Questioning Beijing’s arguments of China having a billion people and a huge economy, Williams said that the fact that China has more than 900 missiles pointing at Taiwan was indicative of the weakness of Beijing’s arguments.

“In the modern world, few governments can pledge with a straight face to `liberate’ an island full of people it pretends are compatriots by blowing them off the map,” he added.

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