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Why Taiwan is taking a hard line against unification with China — and what it means for the U.S.

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Why Taiwan is taking a hard line against unification with China — and what it means for the U.S.

The Washington Post - Zhiqun Zhu, PhD, is professor of political science and international relations at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa.

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a high-profile speech regarding Taiwan on Jan. 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 “Message to Compatriots in Taiwan.” That 1979 speech was the Chinese government’s first policy overture to Taiwan, which replaced “liberation of Taiwan” with “peaceful …

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