China ties could change after CCP congress: expert

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 17, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

China is embattled by tumults in the Asia-Pacific region, while cross-strait relations might undergo changes after the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) 19th National Congress, Central Police University professor Tung Li-wen (董立文) said yesterday.

Speaking at an international symposium in Taipei on the outlook for developments in the Asia-Pacific region, Tung, an expert on Chinese politics, said China is facing tumultuous situations in the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, the South China Sea and the Taiwan Strait.

China-Japan relations are unlikely to improve due to a sovereignty dispute over the Diaoyutai Islands (釣魚台), while Beijing’s attempts at expanding its military presence have prompted Southeast Asian nations to prime their armed forces for a possible confrontation, Tung told the symposium hosted by the Taiwan National Security Institute.

Meanwhile, North Korea has incessantly conducted nuclear and missile tests, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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