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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Taiwan's frontrunning presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou warned Tuesday that if China continues to suppress Tibetans, Taiwan would not rule out boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games.

"If China continues to suppress Tibetan people and if the situation in Tibet continues to worsen, after I have become president, I do not rule out not sending Taiwan's delegation to the Beijing Olympics," Ma told reporters.

Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Saturday and the new president will be sworn in on May 20.

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