Taiwan Edges Closer to China with One Nation Talk

From Reuters:

China and Taiwan edged closer to a resumption of fence-mending talks on Tuesday when the chairman of the island’s ruling party echoed the Chinese line that both sides are part of a single nation.

China, which has claimed Taiwan as its own since their split in 1949 amid civil war, has softened its policy towards the self-ruled island from pushing for unification with the threat of force to one of preventing a declaration of independence.

“Both sides are tied by blood to the Chinese nation and this cannot be obliterated by anyone,” Taiwan’s Nationalist Party, or Kuomintang (KMT), Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung said in Nanjing, the capital when the KMT ruled all of China.

May 27, 2008 3:12 AM
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