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Taiwan will not accept any downgrade in joining AIIB: officials


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Taipei, April 2 (CNA) Taiwan will not accept any downgrading in its bid to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment...full story
updated 2015-04-02 12:49 PM
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An Egyptian Muslim, member of the Al-Hamdeya Al-Shazeleya Sufi order, takes part in a parade celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad known as Moulid Al-Nabi, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. Banner in Arabic carries Islamic verses and the names of prominent Sufi clerics. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) Kenya Para military soldiers watch cranes removing debris as they search for survivors of a multi-storey building collapse  in the capital Nairobi, Kenya Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, over a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo) A group of women mourn during the funeral ceremony of Brig. Gen. Hamid Taqavi, a senior Revolutionary Guard commander who was killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq, shown in the poster above, outside the Guard compound in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. The Guard said Sunday that Taqavi was "martyred while performing his advisory mission" in Samarra, a town north of Baghdad that is home to a major Shiite shrine. He is the highest ranking Iranian officer known to have been killed abroad since the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, in which he fought. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Afghan men watch dogfighting in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. Dogfighting is a popular form of entertainment during the winter season in Afghanistan as public matches are held every Friday, which is the official weekly holiday in the country. Dogs do not fight until death but rather until one dog pins another, or one of the fighters runs away. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) Children run to join a parade of Sufi Egyptian Muslims celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammed known as Moulid Al-Nabi, in Cairo, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) Iranian Christians pray during the New Year's mass at the saint Sarkis church of Armenians in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Around 120,000 Christians live in Iran, mostly in Central and north-western parts of the country. Most Iranian Christians are of the Armenian ethnicity, however and they are mostly adherent to the Gregorian faith. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi) Rescue workers use a sniffer dog to look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya , Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross, a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) Rescue workers look for survivors at the site of the collapsed building in the capital Nairobi, Kenya , Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. The residential building in the Huruma neighborhood of Nairobi collapsed on Sunday and according to the Kenya Red Cross,  a dozen people have so far been rescued but an unknown number are still feared trapped. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim) In this Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, photo, starling seller Mohammed Jamil shows a bird after it was purchased by a customer to set it free in Irbil, Iraq.  Some will buy the birds to eat them as a delicacy, but most will buy them only to set them free as an act of mercy. This year, however, the nearby fighting with the Islamic State group has driven many of the skittish birds away.  (AP Photo/Dalton Bennett) Workers from Kiyomura Co. unload a bluefin tuna from a cart at Sushi Zanmai restaurant near Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Kiyomura bid the Pacific bluefin tuna caught off northeastern Japan, for 4.5 million yen or about $37,500 in the first auction of the year. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
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Taiwan will not accept any downgrade in joining AIIB: officials

Central News Agency

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