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Drop historical baggage, Taiwan's Tsai urges China

President adopts conciliatory tone in inauguration speech

TAIWAN'S FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT: Ms Tsai's Democratic Progressive Party has traditionally favoured independence while China upholds the 'one China' principle and has pressured the new government to stick to it.


TAIWAN'S new president urged China on Friday to "drop the baggage of history" in an otherwise conciliatory inauguration speech that Beijing's Communist Party rulers had been watching for any move towards independence.

President Tsai Ing-wen was sworn in with Taiwan's export-