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TAIPEI—For political and military leaders on this democratically self-ruled island, the view across the Taiwan Strait looks a lot more ominous.
On Saturday, the Chinese Communist Party

amended its charter to include the phrase “firmly oppose Taiwan independence,” amplifying language that had previously only called for strengthening unity among all Chinese nationals. The following day, as Xi Jinping embarked on his third five-year term as Communist Party leader, the party shuffled China’s political and military leadership, elevating a military commander familiar with Taiwan to a top spot within the Chinese equivalent of the Pentagon.
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