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China holds out carrot ahead of Taiwan election, but few convinced – Reuters

China holds out carrot ahead of Taiwan election, but few convinced – Reuters

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  1. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-taiwan-election-china/china-holds-out-carrot-ahead-of-taiwan-election-but-few-convinced-idUSKBN1Y20CY) reduced by 81%. (I’m a bot)
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    > TAIPEI – China is stepping up efforts to be nice to Taiwan ahead of key elections on Jan. 11, offering better treatment to Taiwanese in China and urging the democratic island to "Come home", but many there only see Beijing wielding a threatening stick.

    > These can range from military intimidation – China fired missiles into the Taiwan Strait before the 1996 election – to what Taiwan's government calls Beijing's manipulation of China-friendly Taiwanese media.

    > Beijing should focus on "Giving its own people a bit more freedom", Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Twitter in response to China's 26 measures, writing in the simplified Chinese characters used in China and not Taiwan.

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  2. Yah. Maybe is because they see HK is on the floor right now.

  3. They don’t want their noses publicly rubbed in another Hong Kong pro-democracy landslide.

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