Talk:First Taiwan Strait Crisis

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Sources and POV[edit]

An edit on 05:55, 18 April 2005 deleted significant content and created a new chronology of events. The edit also changed the initial actor from the PRC to the ROC. The cited reason was: "Two different versions of the Strait Crisis existed, PRC version and ROC version." I am unaware of the version of events advanced by that edit, and neither of the article's cited sources contain that chronology. The result of the edit is also counterintuitive, as one sentence states that the ROC moved soldiers to Jinmen, and the next states that they shelled it. Further, the resulting version does not include the original timeline at all. Asymptopia 00:22, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

There were no objections, so I removed the sentence that altered the chronology of events from that listed in the sources. Asymptopia 17:56, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Mao motivations[edit]

"There are strong indications that Mao used the crisis in order to provoke the United States into making nuclear threats. He used these threats to pressure Stalin into giving PRC the atom bomb technology it needed to become a major world power."

Since Josef Stalin died on the 05.03.1953 whereas the crisis developed in 1954 this kind of motivation seems to be impossible. That's why I delete this passage from the text. --Shao (talk) 13:47, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Copy editing futile[edit]

The almost complete absence of reliable sources means that the logical thing to do would be to delete unreferenced content, leaving a stub. Copy editing prose that may never be referenced is a waste of time. Hence I have added the GOCE template to this page to say I had a look, removed copyedit template from article page, but left in place the references needed template. Regards Peter S Strempel | Talk 10:06, 2 April 2011 (UTC)