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Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 17:08

Taiwan delegation to Trump inauguration opposed

By Agencies

BEIJING - China on Wednesday urged the United States not to allow a Taiwanese delegation to attend US President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

China's position has already accurately and unmistakably been given to the US administration and Trump's team

Hua Chunying, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman

Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen , and he has also said the one China policy was "up for negotiation."

A Taiwan delegation will attend Friday's inauguration, Taiwan's government said this week.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China was opposed Taiwan using any excuse to send people to the United States to engage in activities to interfere in or damage China-US ties.

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"We again urge the relevant side in the United States not to allow the Taiwan authority to send a so-called delegation to the United States to attend the presidential inauguration and not have any form of official contact with Taiwan," Hua told reporters at a regular press briefing.

"China's position has already accurately and unmistakably been given to the US administration and Trump's team," Hua said.

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