United front in Taiwan

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The united front in Taiwan is an aspect of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)'s larger united front strategy, applied to Taiwan, to achieve unification.[1][2] It relies on the presence of pro-Beijing sympathizers in Taiwan combined with a carrot-and-stick approach of threatening war with Taiwan while offering opportunities for business and cultural exchanges.[3][4][5]

In 2022, Taiwan's National Security Bureau chief stated that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had provided training to local internet celebrities in "cognitive warfare" campaigns to spread propaganda.[6]

According to Sinologist Gerry Groot, the CCP's abrogation of one country, two systems in Hong Kong "was noted in Taiwan, where it made the work of the tiny minority of pro-unification activists even harder and reinforced the skepticism of others regarding the value of CCP promises."[7]

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  1. ^ Cole, J. Michael (27 December 2019). "Taiwan and CCP political warfare: A blueprint". Sinopsis. Retrieved 16 January 2022.
  2. ^ Hong, Brendon (28 October 2020). "China's Real Invasion of Taiwan Has Already Started". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  3. ^ McCarthy, Simone (1 August 2022). "'Win hearts and minds' in Taiwan and Hong Kong, Xi urges Communist Party". CNN. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  4. ^ Tsang, Steve Yui-Sang; Tien, Hung-mao (1999). Democratization in Taiwan: Implications for China. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-333-73783-5.
  5. ^ Yu-fu, Chen; Chin, Jonathan (5 September 2021). "Beijing boosts influence drive: report". Taipei Times. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Some Taiwanese Youtubers on CCP payroll: intelligence chief". Central News Agency (Taiwan). Retrieved 17 May 2022.
  7. ^ Groot, Gerry (19 October 2022). "The Life and Death of United Front Promises From Revolution to (Re)-Unification Past, Present and Future". China Brief. Jamestown Foundation. Retrieved 19 October 2022.