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Taiwan rocked by 6.1 magnitude earthquake

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale has struck Taiwan. There are reports of a 72-year-old woman being killed by a collapsed temple wall. At leas...

China's Xi congratulates new chairman of Taiwan's ruling party

Jan 17, 2015    

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday welcomed the election of Eric Chu as chairman of Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party, the Xinhua news agency reported, which quoted Xi saying he hoped Taiwan-China relations would continue to move forward.Taiwan and China have been at odds since the end of China's civil war when the Kuomintang fled to the island leaving the Communists running the mainland. But business ties across the Taiwan Straits have increased since China-friendly Ma Ying-jeou took power in 2008.Xi hoped the two sides could work together to create a favourab...

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