It just looks like the same brinkmanship that’s been going on for decades between China and Taiwan, but let just one player deviate from the script, and everybody would suddenly be in a new and very frightening world.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, pictured at the G20 Turkey leaders summit in 2015, said in Beijing on Jan. 2: ‘Independence for Taiwan would only bring profound disaster to Taiwan.’ Aykut Unlupinar photograph courtesy of Anadolu Agency/G20 Turkey 2015
LONDON, U.K.—“Independence for Taiwan would only bring profound disaster to Taiwan,” said Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Jan. 2, and he ought to know. He is the one who would make sure the disaster happened.
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