The ‘One China’ Policy Is Nearing Its Expiration Date

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A Chinese J-11 military fighter jet flies above the Taiwan Strait near Pingtan, in China’s southeastern Fujian province, Aug. 5, 2022 (AP photo by Ng Han Guan).
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In the aftermath of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China has responded with an unprecedented range of diplomatic, economic and military measures. The entire episode suggests that the One China policy, the diplomatic sleight of hand that has governed U.S.-China relations for over 40 years, might be reaching its expiration date.

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