BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhuanet) -- The international community have expressed
support for the newly passed anti-secession law in China and China's position on
the Taiwan issue.
The African Union (AU) on Monday reiterated its one-China policy and
expressed support for China's anti-secession law to prevent Taiwan's secession
"The anti-secession law adopted today by China's National People's Congress
is of vital importance," said AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare when
meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia Lin Lin.
"China's stance to oppose secession and achieve national reunification is
very correct," he said, adding that the new law would play a very important part
in safeguarding China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and promoting
China's future development.
The European Union (EU) reiterated in a statement its one-China policy and
expressed its hope that the Taiwan issue can be solved through peaceful means.
Luxembourg, which now holds the EU's rotating presidency, said the EU
adheres to its persistent one-China policy.
It also hoped that the Taiwan issue can be solved peacefully.
The EU encouraged both sides of the Taiwan Strait to develop initiatives
that contribute to dialogue and mutual understanding in the spirit of the
agreement on direct air links established during the Chinese Spring Festival.
Russia said on Monday that it understands China's anti-secession law on
resolving the Taiwan issue.
"We understand the motives behind the Chinese parliament's decision to pass
this law," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in astatement.
"It is extremely important that the law documents the Chinese government's
main principle -- the unconditional priority of using peaceful methods for the
motherland's unification within the framework of the 'one country, two systems'
policy, and declares (China's) readiness to do the utmost with maximum sincerity
for peaceful reunification," the statement said.
Russia adheres to its basic position on the Taiwan issue, believing that
China is a single state entity with Taiwan being its inseparable part, said the
statement. Moscow opposes Taiwan's independence in whatever form and rejects the
concept of "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan," it said.
Belarus on Monday voiced support for China's anti-secession law, saying the
legislation conforms with the interests of all the Chinese people and is
conducive to regional and world peace and stability.
It said in a statement that it will scrupulously abide by the commitments
made in bilateral political documents signed with China regarding the Taiwan
issue and supports China's rights to maintaining sovereignty and territorial
integrity and achieving national reunification.
Pakistan on Monday reiterated its one-China policy and expressed support
for the anti-secession law.
Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman Jalil Abbas Jilani said Pakistan
"appreciates and fully supports efforts made by the Chinese government for the
reunification of Taiwan to the motherland" and considers the passing of the
anti-secession law as part of these efforts.
Syria on Monday voiced understanding for China's anti-secession law, saying
it firmly supports China's efforts for safeguarding national sovereignty and
During a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Syria Zhou Xiuhua, Syria's
Deputy Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Syria fully understands the law and
supports China's peaceful reunification.
Syria opposes any form of Taiwan independence, Muallem said, stressing that
it will consistently stand by China in fighting the attempts of "Taiwan
Macedonian President Branko Crvenkovski reiterated his country's one-China
policy and its support for China's anti-secession law during his meeting with
Chinese Ambassador Zhang Wanxue.
Venezuela said on Monday that it supports the anti-secession law, believing
that it will strengthen and advance ties across the Taiwan Strait and open a
channel for peaceful reunification through direct talks.
The National People's Congress, China's legislature, on Monday passed the
anti-secession law which came into effect immediately after President Hu Jintao
signed a presidential order to promulgate it the same day.