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Taiwan elections

Beijing reiterates 'One China' after Tsai's Taiwan election win

The U.S. lauded president for standing up to 'unrelenting pressure'

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a meeting at the Great Hall of the People on Jan. 6, flanked by Politburo member Yang Jiechi, to his right, and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Beijing called on the international community to respect the notion that there is just one China, after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen secured a second term in Saturday's election.

Tsai won a landslide victory while her Beijing-skeptic Democratic Progressive Party held its majority in the legislature, dealing a defeat to the mainland-friendly Kuomintang.

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