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Taiwan envoy to promote peace with Xi at APEC summit

James Soong also expecting to meet senior U.S. and Japanese officials

James Soong, Taiwan's special envoy to the APEC Leaders' Meeting, will talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping at the summit.

TAIPEI -- Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's special envoy at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders' Meeting said on Monday that he plans to convey the island's desire for peace, stability and exchange when he speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

"I will clearly express to Xi that we really want to develop bilateral relations in a peaceful way," said James Soong, a veteran politician and head of the opposition People First Party.

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