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China's leader urges action on unification with Taiwan

Jan 02, 2019 - Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) - Chinese President Xi Jinping, declaring that independence is not an option for Taiwan, urged both sides to reach an early consensus on unification and not leave the issue for future generations.

No one or no party can stop the trend toward unification, the Chinese leader said Wednesday in a policy speech devoted to Taiwan. He called independence for the self-governing island against history and a dead end.

"We are willing to create a vast space for peaceful unification...