Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts “One Country, Two Systems” From A Taiwan Perspective

“One Country, Two Systems” From A Taiwan Perspective

On May 1, 2002, during his maiden visit to the United States, China’s vice president, Hu Jintao, spoke at a dinner sponsored by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and other NGOs. In his lecture, Hu emphatically reiterated the familiar line that “The question of Taiwan has always been the most important and the most sensitive issue at the heart of China-US relations. If any trouble occurs on the Taiwan question, it would be difficult for China-US relations to move forward, and retrogression may even occur.” The wire services ran his remarks as a message from the next-generation leader of China with headlines like “China warns U.S. on Taiwan.”

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