By: Yin Jun-jie and Evelyn Kao
New York, Feb. 23 (CNA) Taiwan may be facing unprecedented difficulties being caught between the United
States and China, but it enjoys an unprecedented level of security at the moment, a Taiwanese academic has argued.
Ming Chu-cheng (明居正), a political science professor at National Taiwan University who specializes in Chinese politics, said Saturday in a speech in New York that the trade war started by U.S. President Donald Trump has had a major impact on China and affected cross-Taiwan Strait relations.
The pressure from the trade war has contributed to the many internal and external problems facing Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平), and to relieve the pressure, Xi has had to look to a breakthrough in cross-strait relations to deliver a political achievement, Ming argued.
That is why China has changed its strategy toward Taiwan, the professor said in his speech at the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office. [FULL STORY]