Beijing warns new Taiwan leader on independence

Beijing warns new Taiwan leader on independence
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Beijing warned Taiwan's newly-inaugurated leader against seeking independence Friday, saying peace would be "impossible" if the new government attempted to move away from the mainland.

"If 'independence' is pursued, it will be impossible to have peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits", the Taiwan Affairs office said in a statement hours after Tsai was sworn in.

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