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NEWS: China Plans to Pass Anti-Secession Law Aimed At Taiwan

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posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:51 PM
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China is planning to codify its stance in regards to re-unifying with Taiwan. Called the "Anti-Secession Law", it is to be presented by Communist Party leaders at the annual National People's Congress this Saturday. Details have not been disclosed, but leaders in Taiwan fear that the law will be used as the justification for a military invasion. The also fear it may be used to initiate a witch hunt of Taiwan supporters in China.

 



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SHANGHAI, China - China's plan to codify for the first time its determination to unify with Taiwan, by force if necessary, has generated concern in Taiwan that it could be used as a pretext for military action or to move against its supporters in China.

Beijing hasn't disclosed the details of the "Anti-Secession Law" that Communist Party leaders plan to present at the annual session of the National People's Congress, which begins Saturday. It still isn't clear what the law's effect will be.

But the proposed law has some in Taiwan speculating it might foster a political witch hunt against Taiwan supporters living in China. The island's leaders say the law would set a legal pretext for military action and warn it will only further alienate the Taiwanese public, already highly skeptical about Beijing's overtures.


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China could right a book on how not to entice someone back into the fold. All the incipit sabre rattling, the belligerence, and the threats have done nothing except drive the Taiwanese people away. While these tactics may work for the Communist leadership at home, it simply does not play well in Taiwan or anywhere else with the possible exception of say Cuba or North Korea.




posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:22 PM
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Fred you are right about this but I think China is entering a new phase of diplomatic pressure in regards to Taiwan. China is starting to believe it's as mighty as it's own press clippings suggest and intend to get more aggressive towards Taiwan, bankin-on the US and world community back-off. I'm not so certain we won't, a mistake we will pay for as China's strength and aggressiveness grows.



posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 02:24 PM
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Its gonna be interesting if the EU lifts the arms embargo. Washington will no doubt open up the Pentagon Store for Taiwan to keep a sembelance of balance in regards tot he military.

As we have often debated here, China could no doubt destroy the island, but it would pay a heavy price for its agression.



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