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Taiwan presidential favorite says peace talks with China 'inevitable'

President Tsai's cross-strait policy is mistaken, Kaohsiung Mayor Han says

Han Kuo-yu, mayor of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, on Friday laid out his views on cross-strait relations. (photo by Lauly Li)

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan -- The favorite to win Taiwan's presidential election next year has hit out at incumbent Tsai Ing-wen's "wrong approach" on relations with China, saying that the island should enter peace talks with Beijing.

Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu, of the China-friendly opposition Kuomintang (KMT), told foreign journalists on Friday that it was "inevitable" for Taiwan to negotiate a peace treaty, while warning that time was running out.

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