Talk:Chinese General threatens U.S. with nuclear weapons over possible Taiwan Strait conflict, Beijing downplays comment
Added State Department response and Chinese Foreign ministry comments; the title should be changed somehow to reflect that. Oneiros 23:50, 16 July 2005 (UTC)
- You are welcome to change the title. All you have to do is click rename. --Cspurrier 23:55, 16 July 2005 (UTC)
- This item is difficult to title; "possible" sounds too imminent, the general was probably referring to a conflict that might erupt in the future. Oneiros
I think use of the word 'threatens' in the title to be provokative/inflammatory and is clearly biased. He wasn't threatening anyone, so much as explaining possible retalitory action to attack by the US. The suggested action should not be a surprise to anyone.
- As I said before, it's a difficult item to title. I too was looking for a way to convey the meaning of the general's words, without giving in to sensationalism (you should see the initial version of the title!). Most of the international post used the word "threatens" as well (the rest use "comment", which I also use in the title). You're welcome to change the title, if you can find a more accurate and at least as terse alternative. --Oneiros 14:49, 17 July 2005 (UTC)
Taiwan Relations act
From this article:
The U.S. is bound to defend Taiwan under the Taiwan Relations Act and is currently Taiwan's largest arms supplier.
From the Taiwan Relations article on wikipedia:
However, it does not necessarily require the United States to take any military action against the PRC in the event of an attack.
This makes the statement in this article at the very least ambiguous, and more likely just plain wrong.