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China Silent After Taiwan Leaders Shot

China had no immediate reaction and didn’t tell its own public Friday after Taiwan’s president was shot and wounded a day before elections that Beijing hoped he would lose. The shooting of President Chen Shui-bian and his vice president, Annette Lu, came as Taipei was preparing for a presidential election and a referendum vote that the mainland’s Communist government has criticized. The Chinese Foreign Ministry referred questions to the Cabinet’s Taiwan Affairs Office, which handles relations with the self-ruled island. Phone calls to the office weren’t answered. Full Story

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