BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhuanet) -- The
proposed anti-secession law, which will be deliberated by China's top
legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), at its upcoming annual full
session, is by no means a so-called "law on the use of force against Taiwan",
nor a so-called "war mobilization order", a spokesman for the NPC session said
"On the contrary, this is a law which
will promote the development of cross-Straits relations and promote peaceful
reunification," said Jiang Enzhu at a pre-session press conference held in the
Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing Friday morning.
The law will reaffirm the Chinese
government's adherence to the basic principle of peaceful reunification and "one
country, two systems" and its eight proposals regarding the development of
cross-Straits relations and promotion of the motherland's peaceful
reunification, said Jiang.
It will also clarify and consolidate,
in the form of law, the Chinese government's policy stand on developing
cross-Straits relations, promoting the direct links of trade, mail, and air and
shipping services across the Straits, and protecting the legitimate rights and
interests of the Taiwan compatriots, as wellas on cross-Straits consultation and
talks on the basis of the one-China principle, Jiang added.
"The law will manifest the common
will of the entire Chinese people to safeguard national sovereignty and
territorial integrity, as well as their zero tolerance toward any attempt by the
'Taiwan independence' secessionist forces to make Taiwan secede from Chinaunder
any name and by any means," he said.
"It is a law for opposing and
checking Taiwan's secession from China by secessionists in the name of 'Taiwan
independence' and for maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits, and
a law for safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity which is
in the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation," he added.