Li Ao, a Taiwanese politician who favors unification (or reunification, depending on your political slant) with mainland China, is currently touring the mainland. China’s official Xinhua news agency proudly points out how Li has thanked the Chinese Communist Party for bringing prosperity and military power to China, adding, “Only the Communist Party of China is capable of doing this.”
Meanwhile, the New York Times focuses on Li Ao’s criticism of the Communists. It reports that Li Ao “chided China’s leaders for suppressing free speech, ridiculed the university administration’s fear of academic debate and advised students how to fight for freedom against official repression.”
The Taipei Times is just happy Li Ao can be his own, kooky self, provoking both Taiwan and China.