Chinese President Xi Jinping wants Taiwan to accept the “one country, two systems” model, but the island’s leader Tsai Ing-wen has flatly refused to do so. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s reunification of Taiwan: are Taipei and Beijing locked in a zero-sum game?

  • Speeches by Xi Jinping and Tsai Ing-wen show they are poles apart on key issues
  • Taipei rejects ‘one country, two systems’ model, which Beijing sees as linchpin for reunification
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Chinese President Xi Jinping wants Taiwan to accept the “one country, two systems” model, but the island’s leader Tsai Ing-wen has flatly refused to do so. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.