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UPDATED: 16:58, March 10, 2005
Political advisors voice support for anti-secession law
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Anti-secession law, which is being deliberated at the on-going legislature annual session, will be a major driving force for the development of the cross-Strait relations, peaceful reunification of the motherland and a deterrent force to "Taiwan independence" secessionists, a political advisor said Thursday.

"The Chinese mainland and Taiwan belongs to the one and same China. As this status quo of the cross-straits situation faces a severe challenge and the national sovereignty and territorial integrity faces a grave threat, the enaction of this law is both very timely and necessary," Cheng Zhen Shu said during the annual session of the CPPCC National Committee, China's top political advisory body.

After the law is adopted, he said, more substantial efforts should be made to promote exchanges, cooperation and personnel visits across the Taiwan Straits, push forward an early resumption of cross-Strait talks and negotiation on the basis of the "one China" principle and protect the rights and interests of Taiwanese compatriots. In addition, continuous efforts should be made to increase the national strength and prepare for the use of non-peaceful means to resolve the Taiwan issue.

"The adoption of the anti-secession law and mighty military strengthen will deter 'Taiwan independence' elements from pursuing illegal activities," said Cheng Zhen Shu, who is also chairman of the Chinluck Group Limited. in Hong Kong.

Speaking on behalf of the Central Committee of the Taiwan Democratic Self-Government League and the All-China Federation of Taiwan Compatriots Thursday at the fourth plenary meeting of the annual session of the CPPCC National Committee, CPPCC member Wu Guozhen pledged his firm support to Hu Jintao's four-point guidelines on the Taiwan issue and the anti-secession law now under deliberation by the legislators.

He also called on Taiwan compatriots to join with the mainland people to seek peace, development and reunification. The biggest obstacle and threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits come from the "Taiwan independence" activities of Taiwan authorities, he said. So the anti-secession law conforms to the fundamental interests of the entire Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots.

"It will exert a positive, far-reaching impact on the growth of cross-Strait relations, opposing and checking 'Taiwan independence' secessionist activities and safeguarding peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits region," said Wu.

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