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Wang Yi, the director of China's National Taiwan Affairs Office, waves to see Chen Yunlin (not in picture), chairman of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, off Beijing to Taiwan from the Beijing international airport, in this November 3, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files

Wang Yi, the director of China's National Taiwan Affairs Office, waves to see Chen Yunlin (not in picture), chairman of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, off Beijing to Taiwan from the Beijing international airport, in this...more

Wang Yi, the director of China's National Taiwan Affairs Office, waves to see Chen Yunlin (not in picture), chairman of China's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait, off Beijing to Taiwan from the Beijing international airport, in this November 3, 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files
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Wang Yi, then Ambassador Extraordinary and China's representative to Japan, takes part in a focus session "East Asia: Issues for Today, Issues for Tomorrow" during the 12th International Conference on "The Future of Asia" in Tokyo in this May 25, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

Wang Yi, then Ambassador Extraordinary and China's representative to Japan, takes part in a focus session "East Asia: Issues for Today, Issues for Tomorrow" during the 12th International Conference on "The Future of Asia" in Tokyo in this May 25,...more

Wang Yi, then Ambassador Extraordinary and China's representative to Japan, takes part in a focus session "East Asia: Issues for Today, Issues for Tomorrow" during the 12th International Conference on "The Future of Asia" in Tokyo in this May 25, 2006 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files
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