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Opinion

Taiwan and China attempt civility in coronavirus crisis

Cross-strait relationship has defrosted with mercy flights and exports

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The Tsai administration could use the COVID-19 crisis to push Taiwan away from China but it has not.   © Reuters

Wu Shang-Su is a research fellow of the Regional Security Architecture Program at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

While Taiwan has taken measures to close its borders to mainland Chinese people and blocked the export of much-needed facial masks, there has been a surprising level of activity across the Taiwan Strait throughout the coronavirus crisis.

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