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Ma Ying-jeou pledges against 'Taiwan independence'

(Xinhua) TAIPEI, Nov. 11 -- Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou on Monday said that he will not promote"Two Chinas," "one China, one Taiwan" or "Taiwan independence," inside or outside theisland.

Ma, also chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) party, made the comments during a speechat a KMT meeting.

He said the relationship between Taiwan and the mainland is not a state-to-state one but aspecial relationship in many aspects.

In his speech, Ma reviewed the KMT's efforts over the last five years since the partyreturned to power. He described them as "beneficial and tangible for the public in Taiwan."Measures had "greatly enhanced cross-Strait ties and created peace and prosperity."

Thanks to such measures, cross-Strait relations are now in the most peaceful and stablecondition than what they have been in the past 64 years, Ma said.

He also called for support to get the cross-Strait service trade agreement approved at theisland's legislative authority at the earliest date, saying that this will help Taiwan "move onand remain competitive in the global market."

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