Asia's Trojan Horses

According to conventional wisdom, the stronger and more successful economically China becomes, the more cooperation grows and the greater the doubts about the ability of the United States to stand behind Taiwan, the more the momentum toward 'One China' will increase.

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Several dozen photographers gather together at the top of Yangming Mountain. Carrying cameras of the latest generation, they stand in a line facing the horizon. On one side, all of Taipei lay at their feet. The local version of the Tower of Babel, Taipei 101, soars high above everything. From the other side one can discern Chinese ships crossing the Taiwan Straits. The scene is breathtaking. A...