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Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. Taiwan reunification could be a policy goal Xi floats to win support for staying China's leader for life. (Source photos by AP, Getty Images and Reuters)
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Analysis: China firms up plan for 2035 road and railway to Taiwan

Audacious blueprint hints at Xi Jinping's determination to change status quo

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

TOKYO -- On Friday, as China convenes its most important political gathering of the year, the annual session of the National People's Congress, all eyes will be on the discussion of the unusually long-term plan that is set to be approved. It will guide the country all the way up to 2035.

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