This speech by Taiwan Affairs Office director Liu Jieyi at a seminar on cross-Strait relations held in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan reaffirms the official Party line that “reunification” is integral to China’s goal of achieving “national rejuvenation.”
The vice-president of the National Association for Hong Kong and Macau Studies argues that Beijing has moved towards its own position of “strategic clarity” on Taiwan policy.
Published in the months leading up to Speaker Pelosi’s August trip to Taiwan, a scholar at a foreign ministry-backed think tank argues that “the Taiwan issue is the most important and sensitive core issue between the US and China,” and that in order to contain any “spillover” to the broader relationship, the two sides should focus on “confidence-building measures and crisis management cooperation.”
The Deputy Director of Xiamen University’s Taiwan Research Center argues that while Beijing’s preference remains to “reunify” peacefully, Taiwan “separatists” and the United States are “touching the red line drawn by the mainland.”
This article, published in the June issue of a leading Taiwan studies journal, argues that the US cross-Strait policy faces a “strategic dilemma” of attempting to support Taiwan while avoiding conflict with China.
This academic article published in a leading Taiwan studies journal argues that in a “post-reunification” Taiwan under a “one country two systems” framework, Beijing should establish a “high degree of autonomy” for Taipei, but also “retain flexible space for central power.”
This lengthy analysis of cross-Strait relations by Tian Feilong, a leading hardline intellectual who was vocally supportive of Hong Kong’s 2020 National Security Law, argues that Beijing’s formulation of “One Country, Two Systems” must adapt to changing circumstances in order to present a realistic path to “reunifying” Taiwan and the mainland.
This prominent commentary by the current head of the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office (and contender to replace Wang Yi as foreign minister) outlines Beijing’s current official assessment of cross-Strait relations and the path towards “reunification.”