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Taiwan presidential hopefuls head to US for 'job interviews'

Candidates seek to cement American relations while wary of Chinese reactions

Visiting the U.S. has long been a tradition of Taiwanese presidential hopefuls in the year preceding elections.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Contenders for Taiwan's presidency are heading to the U.S. this year to prove their mettle across the Pacific before the island's January 2020 election.

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