Why Hong Kong's extradition Bill damages China's interests

President Xi Jinping’s power continues to grow, domestically and internationally. Still, one prize eludes him. Taiwan’s reunification with China.

Taiwan has featured in Beijing’s calculation in almost all domestic and foreign policies in the past decades. Under international law, it is part of China. That legal fact does not alter Taiwan as an essentially political question.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2019, with the headline 'Why HK's extradition Bill damages China's interests'. Subscribe