A float on the theme of the Hong Kong and Macau handovers passes through downtown Beijing as part of celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic. Photo: Simon Song

Taiwan stands firm against ‘one country, two systems’ as Xi Jinping renews calls for unification

  • Taipei says system used in Hong Kong would never be accepted on the island
  • Opposition KMT says ruling DPP must take some blame for cross-strait stalemate
Topic |   People’s Republic of China at 70

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A float on the theme of the Hong Kong and Macau handovers passes through downtown Beijing as part of celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic. Photo: Simon Song
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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.