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In conversation: China-Taiwan relations and Taiwanese defence policy — Dr Chong-Pin Lin

On 16 May 2012, former Taiwan Deputy Defence Minister Dr Chong-Pin Lin attended a ‘China Forum’ at the Lowy Institute. After the meeting, the Institute's Sam Roggeveen caught up with Dr Lin, and asked him some questions about Taiwan's relations with mainland China.  Dr Lin noted that Beijing has now learned that ‘buying Taiwan is cheaper than attacking Taiwan,’ adding that the risk of conflict between Taiwan and China has been reduced to ‘close to zero’.

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