Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) meets Lien Chan (right), former vice-president of Taiwan and former chairman of the Kuomintang party, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 13. Photo: Xinhua
Michal Thim
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Michal Thim

Xi Jinping’s rhetoric on Taiwan may have been gentler, but his bag of carrots and sticks remains the same

Michal Thim says President Xi’s softer tone on Taiwan during his meeting with a senior Taiwanese politician does not indicate a change in Beijing’s stance

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) meets Lien Chan (right), former vice-president of Taiwan and former chairman of the Kuomintang party, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 13. Photo: Xinhua
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