“The events in Hong Kong have, to a large extent, consolidated mistrust of Beijing in Taiwan. More than ever, the situation in Hong Kong is proof in the eyes of Taipei, and of a significant part of the population of Taiwan, that the principle “one country, two systems” defended by Xi Jinping is not viable, that the Chinese Communist Party would absolutely not preserve existing freedoms on the island in the event of “reunification”. (…) Taiwan is today the main point of crystallization of Sino-American tensions in the Asian region. (…) But for Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party, the “reunification” of Taiwan is a priority, an end in itself. “
(1) Author of Bright red. The Chinese Communist Ideal, pocket reissue, Flammarion, 2021, € 8.