China’s Xi calls for ‘reunification’ with Taiwan, issues threats

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Chinese leader Xi Jinping called for “reunification” with Taiwan on Saturday, amid heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-governing island. Unification by “peaceful means” would best serve the interests of the entire Chinese nation, Xi said at a ceremony held in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People to mark the 110th anniversary of the 1911 revolution that established the Republic of China. Officially calling itself the Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan has had an independent government since Chinese Nationalists fled there from the mainland in 1949 after losing the Chinese Civil War to M…

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