A gradual push could support independence
By Paul Lin 林保華
Taipei Times 20180108
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) revealed China’s innermost fear in his New Year message, saying that “we will never tolerate separatist actions leading to de jure Taiwanese independence, nor will we sit idly by as gradual Taiwanese independence erodes the foundation of peaceful unification.”
De jure independence is the ultimate goal and gradual independence is how it is achieved.