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Hu Jintao adresses China

President Hu Jintao said China would seek "peaceful" closer ties with Taiwan amid a historic thaw between the two sides during celebrations marking 60 years of Communist power.

Hu Jintao said China would ''push forward the peaceful development of relations across the Taiwan Strait''.

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