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China eyes 'armed unification' with Taiwan by 2027: key academic

Mainland can bring the island under its control in a week, Jin Canrong says

Chinese soldiers launch a mortar during a live-fire exercise.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will employ force to unify Taiwan with China by 2027, an influential Chinese academic who advises Beijing on foreign policy told Nikkei.

Jin Canrong, a professor in Renmin University's School of International Studies, notes that the People's Liberation Army already has a posture superior to that of the U.S. to deal with a contingency involving Taiwan.

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