Counting the Cost

As China tightens its grip on Hong Kong, could Taiwan be next?

Beijing has held military drills near the Taiwan Straits and has deployed marines and missiles to its southern coast.

As China’s President Xi Jinping consolidates his power, scrapping a two-term presidential limit and cracking down on voices opposed to him, he has taken a firmer grip on the northwestern region of Xinjiang and self-governing Hong Kong.

His next focus could be the island of Taiwan. Xi has gone as far as saying it is an “inevitable requirement for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese people”.

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