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China ‘two sessions’ 2023: Xi Jinping vows ‘peaceful’ Taiwan ties as caution marks cross-strait tone from Beijing

Posted on AllSides March 13th, 2023
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Beijing has shown a cautious stance on Taiwan policy throughout its annual parliamentary sessions, trying to play down speculation that the island would become the next Ukraine as cross-strait tensions rise.

China will actively promote the “peaceful development” of cross-strait relations, President Xi Jinping told the nation’s top legislature on Monday, days after securing an unprecedented third term.

External interference and separatist “Taiwan independence” activities would be resolutely opposed, Xi added, as he vowed to “unswervingly” promote the reunification of the motherland.

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