Taiwan elects its own leaders so is already independent: presidential frontrunner

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Taiwan's Vice President William Lai announces his "National Project of Hope" ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Taipei, Taiwan September 6, 2023. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights TAIPEI, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Taiwan has shown it is already independent and sovereign by electing its own president and has no need for a separate declaration of independence, the frontrunner to be the island's next leader said in an interview with Japanese media. China has never renounced the use of force to bring Taiwan under its control, viewing it as "sacred" Chinese territory, and in 2005 passed a law giving...