101 East

Flashpoint: China and Taiwan

101 East investigates rising tensions between China and Taiwan.

China is pursuing prosperity and influence on the global stage. But what does this mean for one of its closest neighbours, Taiwan?

The Chinese Communist Party has never ruled Taiwan but taking control of the island is a high priority for President Xi Jinping.

Taiwan has a constitution, a military, and democratically elected leaders but only 14 nations recognise it as a country.

For China, it’s a renegade province to be reunified.

101 East examines the fractured relationship between China and Taiwan.