ANTI-SECESSION LAW TO MARK WATERSHED IN CROSS-STRAIT TIES: VP
ROC Central News Agency
Taipei, March 5 (CNA) Vice President Annette Lu predicted Saturday that the passage of an anti-secession law by China will mark a watershed in cross-Taiwan Strait relations.
In an interview with a local media organization, Lu speculated that Beijing will shift to a proactive approach in dealing with relations with Taiwan after the enactment of the law.
Although China has not made public the content of the legislation, intelligence shows that Beijing will stick to the principles of "one China, " "peaceful unification," "one country, two systems" and "no toleration of Taiwan independence" in the law, according to Lu.
She said China has made the Taiwan question an international issue and is imposing its "one China" policy in the international community.
She also urged the public to take part in "anti-annexation" demonstrations organized by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and the opposition Taiwan Solidarity Union Sunday in Taipei and Kaohsiung, respectively, to express their objection to the anti-secession law.
However, Lu said she and President Chen Shui-bian will not participate in the activities, because it would not be appropriate for the head of state to make such an eye-catching move.
(By Y.F. Low)
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