ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
When Xi Jinping, right, in early January addressed his “compatriots in Taiwan” he could not have foreseen how the island would harden against his proposal for a "one country, two systems" style unification. (Nikkei Montage/ Getty Images/ Reuters)
China up close

Taiwan's Tsai shoots down Xi's unification road map

Hong Kong mass protests take shine off 'one country, two systems' offer

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- After spending many years as an official in China's Fujian Province, across the waters from Taiwan, President Xi Jinping has strong personal feelings about the self-ruled island.

It is, therefore, alarming that President Tsai Ing-wen rejected outright Xi's views toward the future of Taiwan, doing so while stopping over in New York last week.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more