Reading this article gives me great hope in the future.
To see China investing in Taiwan, and the continuation of increasing ties and connections between the island and the mainland is very positive news indeed.
Why is it such great news?
One reason is the theology that contention is of the devil, and so reconciliation is a move away from the adversary’s ways and tactics and towards the Savior’s ideal of unity.
Another reason is that the closer relations between Taiwan and China become, the less likely a worldwide conflict will stem from their animosity (less than ten years ago, relations were significantly frostier between the two). Avoiding world war, in my opinion, is always a good thing.
A third is that closer ties between Taiwan and China and the inevitable economic growth to follow is a great example to the rest of us to avoid isolating ourselves from each other, both as individuals and as nation-states. For instance, are sanctions really that effective at punishing governments we oppose? Are they moral?
A fourth, and perhaps the most important, is that a greater opening of China to the outside world will eventually result in the preaching of the Gospel on mainland China. I am a firm believer the day is coming when the Gospel will be proselyted, at some level, in mainland China, and this type of information makes me think the day is increasingly closer.