FILE - In this file photo taken Friday, May 20, 2016, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen waves as she delivers an acceptance speech during her inauguration ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)
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Beijing said Saturday it had cut off contact between the main China-Taiwan liaison bodies because of President Tsai Ing-wen's refusal to endorse the concept of a single Chinese nation, marking a ratcheting-up of pressure on the new Taiwanese leader.The Chinese statement, which came after Taiwan protested Cambodia's deportation of 25 Taiwanese internet scam suspects to China, appears to signify a significant step in retaliation for Tsai's pro-Taiwanese independence stance.Speculation has been rife since Tsai's inauguration that China would take measures to compel her to endorse the "one-China principle" that Beijing says underpins all political contacts between the sides.A renewed effort to win away Taiwan's remaining allies would further indicate China plans to get tough on Tsai's administration.
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