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Deng Yuwen
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Deng Yuwen

Xi Jinping won’t force unification on Taiwan for now, the show of force by China’s PLA notwithstanding

  • Xi has unification on his mind, but the conditions are not ripe for it, given that China is still locked in a trade war with the US and Taiwan is gearing up for elections. The PLA’s incursion into Taiwanese airspace was intentional, but it won’t be overplayed

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