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Xi offers promises and threats as he calls China's unification with Taiwan inevitable

Jan 02, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

BEIJING - China seeks the "peaceful unification" of Taiwan but will not rule out the threat of military action, President Xi Jinping said Wednesday as he predicted China's rise would one day lead to the annexation of the self-ruling U.S. ally.

In one of his most significant addresses on Taiwan since taking power, Xi reiterated an appeal to the 23 million citizens of the island democracy: If Taiwan submits to Chinese rule, he said, it would enjoy lasting peace and its own system of governan...