søndag 25. mars 2018

Xi’s lifetime rule makes Taiwan’s unification more unlikely

The fundamental argument behind Xi Jinping’s push for the latest constitutional amendment that allows him to rule the People’s Republic of China with absolute power and for an indefinite period is that (only) he could help realize “the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. ”

A central piece of such a great “Chinese Dream” – a nationalist vision of China as the pre-eminent global power by 2050 overtly championed by Mr Xi since he came to power in 2012 – is to regain control of Taiwan.