Calls from nationalists on the mainland for an invasion of Taiwan have been growing in recent weeks. Photo: Reuters
Calls from nationalists on the mainland for an invasion of Taiwan have been growing in recent weeks. Photo: Reuters
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China tries to calm ‘nationalist fever’ as calls for invasion of Taiwan grow

  • Loud calls on social media urge Beijing to strike while world is busy with coronavirus crisis, but observers say the authorities do not want to be rushed
  • A recent article in an influential Communist Party journal drew on parallels with the 17th century conquest of the island to highlight need for patience

Calls from nationalists on the mainland for an invasion of Taiwan have been growing in recent weeks. Photo: Reuters
Calls from nationalists on the mainland for an invasion of Taiwan have been growing in recent weeks. Photo: Reuters
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