Chinese president Xi Jinping met the leader of Taiwan’s opposition party Tuesday as Beijing’s relations with the island’s new president worsen.
Xi met Kuomintang (KMT) leader Hung Hsiu-chu at the Great Hall of the People, the official Xinhua news agency said.
He called on Taiwan to respect the “One China principle” and stressed the importance of protecting “national integrity”.
Cross-strait ties have deteriorated under Taiwan’s first female president Tsai Ing-wen, whose China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party took office in May after its landslide victory over the KMT.
Tsai has refused publicly to accept the concept of “One China”, prompting Beijing to cut off all official communication with her government.
Full article: Xi meets Taiwan opposition leader, stresses ‘One China’ (Spacewar)