‘One China’ principle must be basis for relations with Taiwan: Xinhua

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Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen addresses during an inauguration ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Reuters – May 21, 2016

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Only by confirming the ‘One China’ principle can cross-strait authorities continue regular communications, a spokesman for China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said on Saturday, according to the state newswire Xinhua.

Taiwan’s new president Tsai Ing-wen, of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which has traditionally favoured independence, was sworn in on Friday after eight years under the China-friendly Nationalist Ma Ying-jeou.

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