Sino File by Cary Huang
Beijing’s pressure will only push Taiwan further out of reach
- China hopes its strong-arm tactics will persuade the Taiwanese public to spurn Tsai Ing-wen in January’s presidential poll
- But the assertive approach could backfire and eventually lead to a stronger push for statehood
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.