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China warns Taiwan of “heavy cost” for U.N. vote

February 3, 2008

BEIJING (Reuters) – China raised the pressure on Taiwan a month ahead of its referendum on U.N. membership, warning authorities there that they were courting danger and may have to pay a heavy cost.
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Beijing used strong wording in its first official reaction to Taiwan’s announcement on Friday that it would go ahead with a March 22 vote on whether to seek U.N. membership under the name “Taiwan” against opposition from the United States and China.

Declaring the decision a significant step in Taiwan’s attempt to attain formal independence, China said the referendum threatened peace in the Asia-Pacific region.

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