'ANTI-SECESSION LAW' EXPOSES BEIJING'S MALINTENTIONS: DPP
ROC Central News Agency
Taipei, March 9 (CNA) The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) reiterated its opposition Wednesday to China's proposed "anti-secession law, " which it said has exposed Beijing's intent to change unilaterally the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and to disrupt peace in the region.
The DPP China Affairs Department described in a statement the draft law unveiled by China's rubber stamp parliament -- the National People's Congress -- a day earlier as a war-mandating law.
According to the draft law, the statement noted, Beijing can take "non-peaceful" action against Taiwan under certain circumstances.
It is tantamount to giving Beijing authorities a blank check to use force against Taiwan and will destabilize cross-strait relations, the statement added.
Furthermore, the statement went on, the draft of the law is just like an order during wartime to "protect" the citizens of Taiwan and their property by using force.
The opposition to China's legislation, which is aimed at Taiwan, is to defend Taiwan people's dignity and the Republic of China's status, it stressed.
(By Huang Kwang-chun)
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