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How Beijing has rearranged the diplomatic pieces ahead of a potential conflict

By Anna Hawkins

04 Jun 2023 · 4 min read

informed Summary

  1. China is shoring up international support, while attempting to isolate Taiwan on the world stage, according to this analysis in The Guardian.

In diplomatic terms, China could be said to have already won its battle against Taiwan. Most of the world’s governments – including the US – formally agree with the Chinese Communist party’s (CCP) position that there is just one China, of which the People’s Republic of China is the sole government.

The tension lies in the fact that the CCP regards Taiwan, a self-governing, democratic island of 23 million people, as part of that one China.

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