BEIJING'S ATTEMPT TO CHANGE STATUS QUO SHOULD BE CONDEMNED: VP LU
ROC Central News Agency
Taipei, March 8 (CNA) Vice President Annette Lu called on the international community Tuesday to condemn China's plan to enact a so-called "anti-secession law" targeting Taiwan, claiming that such legislation will unilaterally challenge and sabotage the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.
China's rubber-stamp parliament -- the National People's Congress -- on Tuesday began to deliberate the much-anticipated "anti-secession law" that will probably provide its military with a legal base for using force against Taiwan.
Resolving all disputes through peaceful talks is a fundamental international practice in the 21st century, Lu said. She added that any attempts to deal with disputes through non-peaceful means will violate this international practice. "China has expressed explicitly in its presentation of the draft legislation that should Taiwan be reluctant to accept unification with China or the "one China" policy, Beijing will resort to non-peaceful means to solve the issue," Lu pointed out.
Stressing that such a move will infringe upon current international practice, Lu said that Beijing's attempts to upset the peace across the Taiwan Strait should be vehemently condemned and blocked by the international community.
The vice president made the remarks after attending a weekly meeting of the Central Standing Committee of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
(By Luis Huang)
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