Premier Li says China opposes Taiwan independence

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a news conference following the closing session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Friday. Jason Lee/ Reuters

BEIJING: China maintains a “one-China” policy and opposes independence for Taiwan, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Friday at his annual news conference.

China claims self-ruled and proudly democratic Taiwan as its sacred territory, and has never renounced the use of force to bring the island under Beijing’s control.

Reuters