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Germany Marks 30th Anniversary of Reunification

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is marking the 30th anniversary of its reunification on Saturday, drawing a generally positive picture of the progress made in knitting together east and west amid celebrations that are low-key because of the coronavirus pandemic.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers her speech during a debate about her policy as part of Germany's budget 2021 debate at the parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Taiwan Deports Chinese Scholar for Promoting Unification

Taiwan on Friday expelled visiting mainland academic Li Yi of China’s Renmin University on the grounds that he planned to deliver a speech promoting the “one country, two systems” model of unification between Taiwan and China. Taiwanese authorities judged the speech would be a violation of his terms of entry and could “endanger national security and cause public unrest.”

China President Xi Jinping Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen