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China firmly opposes Taiwan Relations Act

PLA Daily 2004-01-21

BEIJING, Jan. 20 (Xinhuanet) -- The Chinese government firmly opposes the so-called Taiwan Relations Act of the United States, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan here Tuesday.

Kong said the US government had repeatedly reiterated its adherence to the one-China policy and commitment to the three Sino-US joint communiques since the two countries established diplomatic ties. US President George W. Bush said the United States opposed "Taiwan independence" and Taiwan's attempts to unilaterally change the status quo.

Kong said China urged the US government to keep its promises, and firmly continue its opposition to "Taiwan independence" and any attempt by Taiwan to use a referendum to this end, so as to ensure the healthy, stable and smooth development of Sino-US relations.

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