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CANAL MEETING?DPP and KMT officials expressed support for a potential meeting between Tsai Ing-wen and Xi Jinping if she does accept the invitation

By Loa Iok-sin  /  Staff reporter

Meanwhile, China reacted frostily yesterday.

Asked whether Xi would attend the ceremony and if he might meet Tsai, Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Hong Lei (洪磊) did not answer directly.

“What I want to point out is that China has always had the ‘one China’ principle as a fundamental precondition for handling and developing relations with countries around the world,” Hong told a daily news briefing, without elaborating.

Additional reporting by Alison Hsiao and Reuters

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