Taiwan is no match for mainland China militarily, but if it’s invaded the public and military won’t be waving white flags to the PLA. Photo: EPA-EFE
Michael Chugani
Opinion

Opinion

Michael Chugani

China wants unification. What will Taiwan have to give up to keep its freedoms?

  • Unification by force would be devastating for the region, including Hong Kong, and must be avoided
  • Meanwhile the option of a Hong Kong-style ‘one country, two systems’ is dead on arrival. Perhaps there is a third way

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Taiwan is no match for mainland China militarily, but if it’s invaded the public and military won’t be waving white flags to the PLA. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Peter Kammerer
Peter Kammerer
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Peter Kammerer

If Taiwan is Hong Kong’s past, Guangzhou is our future

  • The mainland city impresses with its buzzing centre, clean streetside air and a people full of optimism and drive. More than Taiwan, which in many ways has stood still in time, Guangzhou should be the growth model for Hong Kong

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