http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/7712294.stm

China's government has urged America's new president-elect, Barack Obama, to oppose independence for Taiwan.

A foreign ministry spokesman said the issue was key to good relations.

The demand comes after Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou held a brief but historic meeting with a senior Chinese envoy in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.