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Am I the only one feeling a little uneasy about David Cameron's praise for a communist dictatorship with an appauling human rights record?

How can he support a 'one china' policy?This is an issue for the people of taiwan and nobody else, I'm ashamed that the leader of the worlds oldest political party who hopes to be the leader of the world's oldest democracy, wants to see a democratic country consumed by an evil dictatorship regardless of the feelings of the people or the democratically elected government.

David Cameron shouldn't be in china, he should be visiting a country that will not one bring about the apocolypse.

"Yes to free trade. No to protection"

I believe this to be a dangerous policy. The west cannot trade on an equal basis with a manufacturing powerhouse like China. The Chinese has stated quite openly that their objective is to destroy western economic pre-eminence. China is looking to buy up the west, a piece here, a piece there, whenever and wherever an opportunity presents itself the Chinese will buy up another slice of the western economy.

Protectionism will become the economic course of the future, because it has to be, to protect the west from the power of the east. Thankfully many American's are now waking up to the danger that a powerful China represents. We should be shutting the door on China and keeping the Chinese limited to their own Asiatic sphere of influence. We should not be encouraging China to set up its tent in our back garden.

Am I the only one feeling a little uneasy about David Cameron's praise for a communist dictatorship with an appauling human rights record?

How can he support a 'one china' policy?This is an issue for the people of taiwan and nobody else, I'm ashamed that the leader of the worlds oldest political party who hopes to be the leader of the world's oldest democracy, wants to see a democratic country consumed by an evil dictatorship regardless of the feelings of the people or the democratically elected government.

David Cameron shouldn't be in china, he should be visiting a country that will not one bring about the apocolypse.

Dale, I agree that we should pledge full support for the autonomy of Taiwan.

Dale, I can't see where Cameron said he supported the "one China" doctrine - can you quote the bit in question?

In any case, supporting that position doesn't mean the UK supports the invasion of Taiwan. Taiwan needs to reach a deal with China - Beijing won't change its mind because Britain or anyone else supports official recognition of Taiwan's independence. The best thing for the UK to do is continue to support the EU arms embargo and press China to interact with the Taiwanese government.

Tony talks of autonomy. That would require an assertion that Taiwan is part of China but not necessarily give China power over the island. Beijing might accept a face-saving deal to have Taiwan officially part of China, even if it were independent for all real purposes.

You're right Raj, it was one big issue that he chose to ignore in this speech but a China news agency reported yesterday (and perhaps others?)that he told the Foreign Minister that he would adhere to One China.

Raj,

Hot Sam has already answered your question about cameron and one china, and soon there isn't going to be an eu arms embargo.

Here are a couple of links for anyone interested in following Mr Cameron's visit to China.

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/

http://www.bjreview.com.cn/

Yes to free trade.No to protection.

Quite a silly statement considering how pro- EU David Cameron and the party is.

Seems like most of that was centred around MONEY£$£$£$£$.

Whatever happened to not torturing your people and preventing democracy because it was the right thing to do?

China often charges its officials with what it terms 'Corruption', this usually means not meeting government targets. Sometimes this corruption charge ends in capital punishment being exacted. I don't feel comfortable about the west cuddling up to this regime. I want to see good relations with all nations, however good relations should not prevent western politicians from being vocal about human rights abuse in China.

weird how we can go around pointing fingers at everyone else about their environmental credentials or human rights abuses (arent we calling for the removal of the human rights protections) whilst we happily pollute, and abuse human rights.

how can we talk about prosperity and equality when we have seen increased inequality through education to income and to life chances. we a modern industrialised nation with so much wealth cannot take our poor out of the poverty trap in our society - and this after how many years of exploiting the rest of the world and technological advances.

60% of the world lives on a dollar a day and we abuse them for having eaten this day.

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