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Editorial : Precarious Situation across The Taiwan Strait

【明報專訊】IMMEDIATELY after the conclusion of the Taiwan elections, the Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing made a statement, proclaiming that the election results showed that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) did not represent the mainstream public opinion on the island, and that the election "cannot stop the general trend of China's eventual and inevitable reunification". As for the US, Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement congratulating Lai Ching-te, while President Joe Biden's only response was that "We do not support (Taiwan) independence". All this reflects the ambivalent attitude of the US, which is eager to express support for Taiwan but also hopes to appease Beijing.

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