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    Beijing Calls on US to Stick to 'One-China Policy' Regarding Taiwan Issue

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    Chinese Foreign Ministry urges the US side to adhere to one-China policy, not to interfere in China's internal affairs, to oppose Taiwan independence and to do more for the development of US-China relations, according to ministry's spokesperson Hong Lei.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Beijing calls on Washington to stick to "one-China policy," opposing Taiwan independence, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Monday.

    Last week, US officials confirmed media reports that former Deputy State Secretary William Burns would visit Taipei to meet Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

    "Taiwan is an integral part of China. We urge the US side to adhere to one-China policy, not to interfere in China's internal affairs, to oppose Taiwan independence and to do more for the development of US-China relations and the peaceful development between the two coasts of the Taiwan Strait, and not the other way round," Hong said at a press briefing.

    Taiwan became self-governed in the 1940s after a civil war but China still considers it part of its territory.

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