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Taiwan accuses China of election meddling

Foreign minister also says Taipei can do little to help Hong Kong

Taiwan will hold a presidential election on Jan. 11.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- China is stepping up efforts to interfere with Taiwan's upcoming elections to block reelection of the anti-Beijing incumbent president, the island's foreign minister said Friday.

Beijing is intervening in Taiwan's Jan. 11, 2020, vote in various ways, from military intimidation and diplomatic isolation to a deluge of fake news, Joseph Wu told a news conference with foreign reporters.

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