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Freeze, talk and trade: The 3 principles of peace

Each of these three principles can help to prevent wars - a matter of great relevance in Asia, where the biggest dangers of major inter-state conflict are to be found.

The writer says that US President Joe Biden (left) should be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize of 2021, for he may have single-handedly reduced the danger of a nuclear war by reiterating that the US remained committed to a one-China policy in his conversation with Chinese premier Xi Jinping. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping finally had a 90-minute conversation on the ninth day of the ninth month of the year. The whole world should breathe a huge sigh of relief. Such direct talks can prevent wars. Indeed, in this case, we may have prevented a nuclear war.

This is not an exaggeration. There is only one issue that can trigger a nuclear war in the world today: Taiwan. This is where the red lines of China and the United States cross.

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