Wednesday, February 11, 2004

The Vatican -- Taiwan's only Eurobuddy

Who knows how much longer the Vatican will hold out on its official recognition Taiwan? In case it's not evident, the Vatican is the only Western state to acknowledge Taiwan's political existence, effectively giving Mainland China the big birdie in a time when the nations are pining to get more of their noses up China's ass. Sure it's easier for the Vatican to buck the trend, since it has practically zero trade with China, but that's precisely another reason I'm Catholic.

Read the Pope's address to the new Taiwanese ambassador here.