China unmoved by Chen appeal

From BBC today: “China’s state-run media has rejected calls from the Taiwanese president for peace talks with Beijing.

The China Daily newspaper said Chen Shui-bian’s idea was “too insincere and vague to be treated seriously”.

In an address to mark Taiwan’s National Day on Sunday, Mr Chen urged China to agree to talks to resolve tensions over the build-up of weapons.

Beijing insists Taiwan is part of its territory and has pledged to invade if it declares formal independence ”

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