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China's leader urges action on unification with Taiwan

Jan 02, 2019 - Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged people on both sides to reach a consensus on the unification of Taiwan and China and not leave the issue for future generations.

Xi said in a speech devoted to Taiwan on Wednesday that no one or no party can stop the trend toward unification, and that independence for the self-governing island is a dead-end.

Taiwan and China split in a civil war that brought the Communists to power in China in 1949. The rival Nationalists set up t...