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

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

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