FILE PHOTO: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen talks during a graduation ceremony for the Investigation Bureau agents in New Taipei City, Taiwan, December 26 , 2019.
China claims Taiwan as its territory, to be brought under Beijing’s control by force if necessary.
Taiwan says it is an independent country called the Republic of China, its official name.
Fear of China has become a major element in the campaign, boosted by months of anti-government protests in Chinese-ruled Hong Kong.
“Under ‘one country, two systems’, the situation continues to deteriorate in Hong Kong.
Taiwan’s parliament passed an anti-infiltration law on Tuesday to combat perceived threats from China, further straining ties between Taiwan and Beijing.
Tsai denies seeking independence and reiterated that she would not unilaterally change the status quo with China. »