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Anti-secession law seeks peaceful reunification

By Jiao Xiaoyang (China Daily)
The creation of an anti-secession law is based on "doing the utmost for a scenario of peaceful reunification," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said yesterday.

"Commencing the legislative process against secession aims at curbing separatist activities, which is favourable for maintaining the peace, stability and prosperity of the Taiwan Straits and the Asia-Pacific region as well," Liu said at a regular news briefing.

Liu Jianchao, spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, solicits a question at the ministry's regular press briefing in Beijing December 21, 2004. Liu said the anti-secession law is aimed at curbing sparatist activities and seeking peaceful reunification. [newsphoto]
The Standing Committee of National People's Congress will deliberate on a draft anti-secession law at a coming session during December 25-29 in Beijing.

Many lawmakers and senior government advisers have proposed over the past year that a law on national reunification be promulgated as soon as possible.

"The legislature is expressing the common will of Chinese people by making the law, that is peaceful reunification and 'one country, two systems,'" said Liu.

Responding to reports that some US State Department officials have alleged that the proposed anti-secession code is a threat to regional peace, Liu said the comment indicates ignorance of China's stance on the issue.

He urged the United States to abide by its one-China commitment, and give support and understanding to the legislative actions of the NPC instead of sending any wrong signals to ''Taiwan independence'' forces.

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