Taiwan opposition says Ma-Xi meeting should not be used as election ploy

Taiwan opposition says Ma-Xi meeting should not be used as election ploy
Hung Hsiu-chu (2nd L), presidential candidate from the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), shakes hands with James Soong (R), chairman of the People First Party (PFP) as Tsai Ing-wen (2nd R), chairwoman of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and KMT chairman Eric Chu (L) look on during a National Day ceremony in front of the presidential palace in Taipei on October 10, 2015.
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TAIPEI - A spokesman for Taiwan's main opposition political party on Wednesday said a planned meeting between Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou and Chinese President Xi Jinping should not be used as an election ploy.

Democratic Progressive Party spokesman Cheng Yun-peng made the remarks about the meeting scheduled for Saturday in Singapore, which will be the first between leaders of the two sides since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.

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