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Taiwan’s New President Resists ’One-Country’ Pressure From China

  • Tsai Ing-wen only acknowledges historical fact of 1992 meeting
  • Moderate reaction from Beijing, says Tsai speech "ambiguous"
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Taiwan’s new President Tsai Ing-wen defied Beijing in her inaugural address on Friday by resisting pressure to adopt the "one-China" principle, drawing a relatively tepid reaction from China.

Pledging to seek peace with China, Tsai, 59, Taiwan’s first female president, said the understanding reached at historic talks in 1992 where the two sides agreed to seek common ground should form one foundation of future ties. Taiwan’s 1946 constitution, which still claims mainland China as part of its territory, should form another, she said.