09 Oct '11, 5am

China's Hu calls for reunification with Taiwan.

China's Hu calls for reunification with Taiwan.

BEIJING: China's President Hu Jintao on Sunday called for Taiwan and the Chinese mainland to reunite, as he marked the 100th anniversary of the revolution that ended the nation's long imperial history. Speaking at a ceremony attended by top Communist Party leaders -- including former President Jiang Zemin, who made his first public appearance since rumours emerged that he had died -- Hu also ruled out Taiwanese independence. "Achieving reunification through peaceful means is what most suits Chinese people's fundamental interests, including Taiwan compatriots," he said. "We must strengthen our opposition to Taiwanese independence... and promote close exchanges and cooperation between compatriots on both sides." The ceremony at the Great Hall of the People marked the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai Revolution, which overthrew the Qing dynasty, bringing more than 2,000 years ...

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