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British trade minister visits Taiwan

The Chinese government has expressed anger over British Trade Minister Greg Hands‘ visit to Taiwan. As is customary during visits by international leaders to the island republic, foreign ministry spokesmen on Monday complained of a violation of Chinese sovereignty and called for adherence to the one-China principle, according to their own reading. “Britain should stop any forms of official contacts with Taiwan and stop sending wrong signals to Taiwan independence separatist forces,” on the island, a foreign office spokesman said at a daily briefing in Beijing.

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