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When Xi Jinping, right, in early January addressed his “compatriots in Taiwan” he could not have foreseen how the island would harden against his proposal for a "one country, two systems" style unification. (Nikkei Montage/ Getty Images/ Reuters)
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Taiwan's Tsai shoots down Xi's unification road map

Hong Kong mass protests take shine off 'one country, two systems' offer

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- After spending many years as an official in China's Fujian Province, across the waters from Taiwan, President Xi Jinping has strong personal feelings about the self-ruled island.

It is, therefore, alarming that President Tsai Ing-wen rejected outright Xi's views toward the future of Taiwan, doing so while stopping over in New York last week.

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