Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 23 Aug 1999 06:49:43 -0700


>At 02:11 8/22/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>>
>>>The same is also true of Son May (SM) Records. As I understand it, they
>>>are authorized to manufacture, distribute and sell within China.
>>
>>Whoa, did you mean Taiwan or mainland China? That is a big difference you
>>know...
>
>That's in dispute. China says that Taiwan is Chinese and just as much a
>part of "mainland" China as Hong Kong. Taiwan says "Can't we just get
>along?" and acts like it's still autonomous while China fires warning shots
>in the form of test flights out of Fujian Province and military exercises
>in the East and South China Seas. Meanwhile, the US tries to have it both
>ways, pledging support to Taiwan while granting Most Favored Nation status
>to China.

Unless you've been hiding under a rock after WWII, it's pretty obvious
that Taiwan is autonomous in every way, although the politicians on both
sides of the Taiwan strait desperately hanging to the name "China".

>I used "China" because I don't know just how far SM's license extends,
>other than that it doesn't extend beyond "Chinese" jurisdiction.

SM CDs are only sold in Taiwan, as far as I know.

Eddie

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