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Deng Yuwen
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Deng Yuwen

Why China will wait until 2030 to take back Taiwan – unless the island forces Xi Jinping’s hand

  • Deng Yuwen says the trade war has set back China’s timetable for reunification with Taiwan. But for political and personal reasons, President Xi Jinping is likely to retake the island, by force if necessary, before he steps down around 2033

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