China says non-peaceful action on Taiwan is last resort

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China will use all means to prevent Taiwanese independence from China, the ruling Communist Party's third most senior leader said on Friday.

Li Zhanshu, who is also the head of China's parliament, said Beijing will use force as a last resort. He added that Beijing will never allow any force, in any way, to separate Taiwan from China.

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BEIJING Reuters - The head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office said on Friday that "one country, two systems" and "peaceful reunification" is the best way to bring China and Taiwan together.

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