torsdag 11. november 2021

China’s Communist Party backs Xi Jinping’s firm hand on Hong Kong and Taiwan

The Chinese Communist Party in its landmark resolution on Thursday endorsed President Xi Jinping’s policies on Hong Kong and Taiwan as part of his major political achievements. The move indicates Beijing continues to hold a firm red line on the two regions, as they will be recognised as important parts of Xi’s legacy.

This is the first time that Hong Kong and Taiwan have been mentioned in a historic resolution adopted by the party. The two previous similar documents in the party’s 100-year history, issued first by Mao Zedong in 1945 and then by Deng Xiaoping in 1981, came when the return of Hong Kong and the reunification of Taiwan were not top political priorities yet.