With “one country, two systems” losing its appeal to Taiwan, Xi Jinping tapped top CCP ideologue Wang Huning to craft China’s new Taiwan unification theory.
By Jianli Yang – Feb 07, 2023
For most observers, a potential cross-strait military conflict is the most alarming global geopolitical risk facing the world in 2023. The numerous military deployments and movements that occurred across the Taiwan Strait around the New Year give a strong impression of rising temperatures and tensions.
Of course, how the conflict will ultimately play out remains uncertain. What is certain, however, is that the use of force against Taiwan to achieve “motherland reunification” is one of top leader Xi Jinping’s political goals. More than any of his Chinese Communist Party (CCP) predecessors, Xi is making a conscious effort to make “reunification of the motherland” his legacy, and he has been gradually developing and implementing the policies and strategies necessary to achieve this goal. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, mass protests, and an economic crisis, Xi has never wavered from his strategic plans for the annexation of Taiwan… [Continue Reading]