A woman walks past a television in New Taipei City showing China’s leader Xi Jinping making a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of a message sent to Taiwan in 1979. In his speech, Xi Jinping said Taiwan’s unification with the mainland is “inevitable” and warned against any efforts to promote the island’s independence.

A woman walks past a television in New Taipei City showing China’s leader Xi Jinping making a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of a message sent to Taiwan in 1979. In his speech, Xi Jinping said Taiwan’s unification with the mainland is “inevitable” and warned against any efforts to promote the island’s independence.