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Clinton Urges China, Taiwan to Resolve Differences


Former U.S. President Bill Clinton used a speech in Taiwan to stress the need for nations to depend more on one another.

Mr. Clinton arrived in Taipei late Sunday for a one-day visit that had prompted concern from China. In his speech at the city's International Convention Center, the former president urged China and Taiwan to resolve their differences and work together peacefully.

Before his arrival, Mr. Clinton told a Hong Kong newspaper group he supports Beijing's one-China policy, which claims Taiwan as part of China. The United States observes the policy and has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

Later Sunday, Mr. Clinton had dinner with President Chen Shui-bian. On Monday he was expected to attend a book-signing for his autobiography, "My Life," which he recently promoted in China and Japan.

Some information provided by AP and AFP.