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Summit With Chinese Leader Spotlights Unmet Expectations in Taiwan

Presidents from Taiwan and China moved to cement goodwill at a first-ever meeting Saturday. But little applause emanated from Taiwan, which is China’s political and military rival of nearly seven decades. Taiwanese say seven years of closer ties have brought few tangible benefits, such as economic growth or a homeland safe from war. China has claimed sovereignty over a reluctant, self-ruled Taiwan since the 1940s. Icy relations began to improve in 2008, as the two sides worked out a...

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