A mother carrying a child in New Taipei City walks past a televised speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 2. Xi has said China will not abandon the use of military force to unify with Taiwan. Photo: AFP
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Wise words in short supply as Trump, Xi and Tsai get off on the wrong foot in 2019

  • Alice Wu says Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen made a provocative New Year’s Day speech on cross-strait relations following Trump’s commitment to arms sales to the island
  • China’s Xi Jinping responded with fighting talk, urging Taipei to accept ‘one country, two systems’, even though Hong Kong is still struggling with it

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A mother carrying a child in New Taipei City walks past a televised speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping on January 2. Xi has said China will not abandon the use of military force to unify with Taiwan. Photo: AFP
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