Thursday, April 14, 2016

Can China get away with abducting people overseas?

With the abduction of 45 Taiwanese nationals, China is sending an ominous signal to Taipei and the international community 

The ongoing crisis over the deportation by Kenyan authorities of 45 Taiwanese nationals to China has sparked consternation in Taipei and accusations of international kidnapping worldwide. 

Besides the fact that the individuals were cleared of all crimes by a Kenyan court, their extradition to China, ostensibly due to pressure from Chinese officials, raises essential questions about the future implications of the "one China" policy in a time of greater Chinese assertiveness. 

My article, published today on CNN, continues here.

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