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Beijing forces cancellation of Taiwanese sports event

China seen to be ramping up pressure on the island to accept 'One China' principle

Taichung east asian youth games
Seven of nine committee members for the East Asian Youth Games backed China's measure to cancel the event.

TAIPEI -- The inaugural East Asian Youth Games scheduled for August next year in the city of Taichung were canceled on Tuesday due to strong opposition from China.

The international sports competition would have been the first event organized by Olympics-related bodies to be held in Taiwan.

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