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Reunification not only right but desirable

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Whichever side you stand on the question of China’s unification with Taiwan, it’s hard to disagree with President Xi Jinping’s assessment that it cannot be postponed indefinitely for future generations.

Xi offers a way forward to “start in-depth democratic consultations for a cross-strait relationship and the future of the Chinese nation, and reach transitional arrangements for the peaceful development of cross-strait ties”. That is a conciliatory if insistent gesture. Predictably, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen replied with a rebuttal, saying the island would not cede any ground on sovereignty.

But what kind of sovereignty is that when Taiwan has no diplomatic relations with most sovereign countries around the world or proper representation with most international bodies? Just having an island........

© South China Morning Post