China Nixes Promise to Not Send Troops to Taiwan

The Chinese government on Wednesday published a rare “white paper” adjusting its stance on Taiwan by rescinding a long-standing promise that People’s Liberation Army (PLA) forces would not be sent to garrison the island if Beijing takes control, by either political or military means.
Reuters explained on Wednesday that it has been 22 years since the regime in Beijing issued its previous white paper on Taiwan. The new paper envisions far less autonomy for the Taiwanese after Beijing takes control — something the …

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