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Hundreds protest in Taiwan over summit with 'enemy' China

A Taiwanese protester displays combo picture of Presidents Ma and Xi during a demonstration in Taipei on November 7, 2015Hundreds of angry protesters massed outside Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou’s office Saturday, condemning his warm exchange with China’s leader in a summit that has fuelled fears the democratic island will be swallowed up by its giant rival. Later, up to 500 protesters, representing an array of groups including farmers, rights activists and environmentalists, raged over the cordial get-together at a Singapore hotel where Ma told China’s leader Xi Jinping that they already “feel like old friends”. Protest leaders were infuriated by Xi’s comments that the two sides are “a family” that can never be divided — a reference to the mainland’s unchanging position that Taiwan is a breakaway province awaiting reunification.

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