The PRC government published a new white paper on Taiwan today, signalling how seriously China views the significance of last week's events. Previous white papers on Taiwan were published in 1993 and 2000, when Taiwan was moving away from one-party rule. gwytb.gov.cn/topone/202208/t…

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The white paper contains policy positions that all are familiar with. This language, for example, echoes the 2014 white paper on HK, but there have been times when China has tried to emphasise that cross-Strait relations are not based on subordination. english.news.cn/20220810/df9…
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The 2000 white paper, for example, stated explicitly that cross-Strait negotiations need not be framed as negotiations between "central and local authorities." That was a different era, but it's still worth highlighting the differences in emphasis. en.people.cn/features/taiwan…
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