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Explained:The China-Taiwan tussle

President Xi Jinping speaks under a giant portrait of Sun Yat-sen in Beijing last week. Xi reiterated that Taiwan (map) must reunify with China. (Reuters) Tensions between China and Taiwan have escalated since October 1, when China observes its National Day to mark the birth of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Coinciding with the 72nd anniversary celebrations, China flew over 100 fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone , jangling nerves in Taiwan and setting off alarm around the world that it was prepping to take over the island by force. Although largely unrecognised by other countries […]

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