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Alan Romberg quoted in Taipei Times on China’s concern on possible DPP victory in Taiwan

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) and other Chinese Communist Party leaders are concerned about what might happen if the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wins Taiwan’s 2016 presidential election, a leading US analyst said.

In a paper that might help calm Chinese fears, Alan Romberg, director of the Asia program at the Washington-based Stimson Center, said it is “fanciful” to think the DPP would move toward independence.

“In my judgement, the idea that moving to formal Taiwan independence could become a goal of a future DPP administration is fanciful,” Romberg said.

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