Following is an open letter posted on the popular Chinese BBS forum, bbs.huanqiu.com, by a member named “LTML.” The English version of it follows the Chinese in this post. It is addressed to U.S. President Obama on his decision to sell weapons to Taiwan.
President Obama has repeatedly stressed that he wants to reach the people of China. Well, based on what we’ve read in some of China’s BBS’s, we believe the sentiment expressed by LTML is widely and deeply held inside China.
We urge President Obama or his administration to take this view seriously, and to respond and change course. Sovereignty is amongst the highest of core interests of China. There is a huge gap between the Chinese and the U.S. perspective regarding the extent of Chinese sovereignty. Closing this dangerous gap will be better for the two countries and will lead to a more peaceful, stable world.
The following letter has circulated in Chinese blog-sphere for a while. A recent submission of a copy by a reader to Fool’s Mountain, our sister blog, and a call in the Chinese blog-sphere for people to help spread the word has compelled us to publishing it here.