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Seven decades of Beijing-Taipei relations: Years of talks, threats and tensions

As China embarks on its largest-ever military exercises around Taiwan following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei, AFP looks back at relations between the self-governing island and Beijing, which views it as part of China. 1949: separation Mao Zedong’s communists take power in Beijing in October 1949 after defeating Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang (KMT) […]