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China's party congress

Taiwan rebuffs Xi's 'unification' vow, demands CCP stop 'coercion'

'We firmly reject one country, two systems,' Tsai spokesman says

A screen displays a map of locations around Taiwan where China's military conducted major exercises in August, at an exhibition in Beijing ahead of the Communist Party Congress.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan on Sunday flatly rejected Chinese President Xi Jinping's pledge to take control of the island democracy, which he declared in his opening speech to the Communist Party Congress.

Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council -- the top government body responsible for China affairs -- said the Chinese Communist Party's policy on Taiwan is misjudged and offers no new thinking.

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