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UPDATED: 07:45, March 15, 2005
Belarus supports China's anti-secession law
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The Republic of Belarus on Monday voiced support for China's anti-secession law, saying the legislation is compatible with the interests of all Chinese people and conducive to regional and world peace and stability.

Belarus said in a statement that it will scrupulously abide by the commitments made in bilateral political documents signed with China regarding the Taiwan issue and supports China's rights to maintain sovereignty, territorial integrity and to achieve national reunification.

China's top legislature, the National People's Congress (NPC), unanimously ratified the anti-secession law Monday, setting a legal framework to prevent Taiwan's secession from China and to promote peaceful national reunification.

Chinese President Hu Jintao signed a presidential order for the immediate promulgation of the law at Monday's session. The law became effective upon promulgation.

The law, which consists of 10 articles, provides for the legislative purpose and scope of application of the legislation, the nature of the Taiwan issue, achieving national reunification through peaceful means and taking non-peaceful means to stop Taiwan's secession from China by the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces.

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