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8/16, 7:43 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China imposes sanctions on Taiwan's politicians - report

China imposed sanctions on seven Taiwanese politicians on Tuesday, Chinese Central Television (CCTV) reported, citing their support for the island's independence as the reason. Amongst the sanctioned politicians is Deputy Speaker of Taiwan's Parliament Cai Qichang, who received United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during her visit to the island.

"For a period of time, a small number of pro-Taiwan independence advocates have struggled to collude with outside forces to carry out provocations to achieve independence, deliberately provoking a confrontation between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, and arbitrarily undermining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait," a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office said.

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