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Beijing looks to throw Taiwan's leadership off balance

The mainland uses the Straits Forum to push its 'One China' policy

Yu Zhengsheng(R), chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, meets with Hung Hsiu-chu, chairwoman of the Nationalist Party, Taiwan's main opposition party, in Xiamen on June 17.(Photo by Wataru Kodaka)

XIAMEN, China/TAIPEI Leading economic and cultural figures from China and Taiwan recently gathered in Xiamen, Fujian Province, to discuss expanding cross-strait exchanges. But for Beijing, the ninth Straits Forum, which kicked off on June 17, was less about building bridges and more about pushing its "One China" policy.

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