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"Independence is not the choice of Taiwanese people."
JAMES SOONG, leader of Taiwan's opposition People First Party, at the beginning of his nine-day visit to mainland China intended to build a "bridge of trust" between the two governments

"The lack of deliberate action doesn't rule out blame attributable to negligence, imprudence or even simple incompetence."
SILVIO BERLUSCONI, Italian Prime Minister, in response to a U.S. military investigation exonerating American soldiers in the March shooting death of Italian intelligence agent Nicola Calipari in Iraq

"We can't have the foreign policy...

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