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China offers Taiwan conditional equal talks

Mr Xi (right), as head of China's Communist Party, met Mr Chu, Nationalist Party chairman, in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, for the first meeting between the leaders of the old political rivals in six years.


CHINESE President Xi Jinping offered the head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party on Monday "equal" talks to resolve their political differences, but only if Taiwan accepts it is part of China, a concept many Taiwanese baulk at.

Mr Xi, in his role as head of China's ruling