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Taiwan rebuffs Chinese leader's new pitch for unification
Taiwan rebuffs Chinese leader's new pitch for unification

Taiwan has sharply rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping’s suggestion that the two sides end more than six decades of hostile separation by adopting a “one country, two systems” model like the one employed to achieve the return of the former British territory Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. Dashing hopes in Beijing for reunification in the immediate future, the Taiwan government’s Mainland Affairs Council said in a statement that more than 70% of Taiwanese people consider the Chinese Communist Party leader’s idea “unfit” for their democratic, self-ruled island. Mainland China and Taiwan split amid civil war in 1949.  “Regarding...

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