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Taiwan ready to negotiate trade deal with US, Tsai says

Talks face friction over beef imports and opposition from Beijing

Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a business forum in Taipei on Aug. 19. (Photo courtesy of Taiwan's Presidential Office)

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday said her government is "prepared" to start negotiations with the U.S. on a free-trade agreement, a move that seeks stronger ties with Washington amid rising pressure from Beijing.

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