A tourist poses with a monument representing mainland China and Taiwan on Pingtan island in Fujian province, on August 6. Photo: AFP
A tourist poses with a monument representing mainland China and Taiwan on Pingtan island in Fujian province, on August 6. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Even without military action or a regional war, the prospects for Taiwan’s people and economy look gloomy

  • Amid the crisis over Pelosi’s visit, negligible attention has been paid to the future of Taiwan’s people, companies or economy – the focus has been on the Sino-US geopolitical struggle
  • Beijing has long hoped Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ would provide a model for reunification with Taiwan, but after decades of efforts, the goal appears no closer

A tourist poses with a monument representing mainland China and Taiwan on Pingtan island in Fujian province, on August 6. Photo: AFP
A tourist poses with a monument representing mainland China and Taiwan on Pingtan island in Fujian province, on August 6. Photo: AFP
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