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Taiwan would be better off alone

Cutting all diplomatic ties would free Taipei from a competition it cannot win

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Tsai Ing-wen, pictured on Dec. 18: Chinese leaders despise Tsai because she has refused to endorse the 1992 consensus.   © Reuters

Derek Grossman is a senior defense analyst at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corp. He formerly served as an intelligence adviser at the Pentagon.

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