Professor, Beijing Union University
Jun 30, 2021
The visit by military aircraft is subject to interpretation. But using this kind of theater to test China’s patience and undercut the dignity of the Chinese government will certainly lead the latter to adjust and change its policy toward the island.
Dec 18, 2020
The U.S. President-elect will be forced to deal with the land mines being planted by Donald Trump to make reconciliation with China more difficult. But Biden, a seasoned politician, can be expected to be more rational and predictable than his predecessor.
May 25, 2020
Tsai Ing-wen’s second inaugural message on May 20 was a dangerous one, reinforcing the notion that the island is already de facto independent and willing to be a geopolitical chess piece for the United States.
Aug 26, 2019
The announcement of the ban on solo mainland China tourists visiting Taiwan is a major escalation in cross-Strait relations. How has the mainland’s Taiwan policy changed, what was the reason for the suspension of visits, and what is the goal of such a strategic move?
Jan 22, 2019
Xi Jinping calls for peaceful reunification with Taiwan.
Dec 06, 2018
The DPP’s betrayal of the One China principle will cost them and Taiwan.
Jul 04, 2018
The Chinese mainland has every desire to peacefully reunify with Taiwan, and has every desire to maintain the status quo.
May 28, 2018
China’s new Thirty-One Measures for Taiwan can be appreciated by both sides.
May 15, 2018
As legal procedures are cumbersome and difficult to reverse, if and when differences among the key stakeholders escalate and come to a head, the only option left for China would be to change the status quo, so that the Taiwan Travel Act is no longer applicable.
Nov 07, 2017
The Taiwan Travel Act will harm both China’s relations with the US and with Taiwan. It may also forfeit the possibility of peaceful reunification.