Taiwan election may open window for better China ties, report says

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Taiwan’s presidential election in January is a window of opportunity to resume dialogue between Taipei and Beijing, reduce tensions and lower the risk of conflict, an NGO has said. A war over Taiwan is not inevitable but “the current trajectory is dangerous”, a report by the International Crisis Group says. Taiwan is now considered the greatest potential flashpoint for conflict between China and the US, which is Taiwan’s strongest supporter. The report calls for all parties to take a step back, clarify their positions and “re-establish a baseline level of trust”. The government of China, led by Xi Jinping, considers...