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Taiwanese Opposition Party Sends Delegation to China

A leader of Taiwan's largest opposition party is traveling to China Monday in a rare visit to the mainland just days after China passed a controversial anti-secession law.

Nationalist Party Vice Chairman Chiang Ping-kun will lead the party's first official delegation in decades to the southern Chinese city of Ghangzhou to pay homage at the graves of party members who died in an uprising nearly a century ago. The group will also visit the grave of Nationalist party leader Sun Yat Sen in Nangjing.

The Nationalist party is seen as closer to Beijing than Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive party. Reports say the trip is aimed at reducing tension over China's new anti-secession law, which authorizes China use force on Taiwan if it declares independence.

Some information provided by AP.