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South Korea's Park won't salute Tsai on Taiwan election win

SEOUL -- South Korean President Park Geun-hye, in keeping with past practice, will not congratulate Tsai Ing-wen on her victory in Taiwan's presidential election Saturday, South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo reported.

     South Korea has not sent such courtesies to winning Taiwanese presidential candidates since ending diplomatic relations with the island in 1992 in favor of establishing ties with mainland China, the newspaper said.

     Tsai, who leads the Democratic Progressive Party, wrote the promotional blurb for the Taiwanese version of Park's autobiography, the newspaper said.

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