MOSCOW, March 14 (Xinhuanet) -- Russia understands China's Anti-Secession Law
on resolving the Taiwan issue, the Russian foreign ministry said here Monday.
"We understand the motives behind the Chinese parliament's decision to pass
this law," the ministry said in a statement issued shortly after the
Anti-Secession Law was ratified by the National People's Congress, China's top
legislature, by 2,896 votes in favour, zero against and two abstentions.
"It is extremely important that the law documents the Chinese government's
main principle -- the unconditional priority of usingpeaceful methods for the
Motherland's unification within the framework of 'one country, two systems'
policy, and declares (China's) readiness to do the utmost with maximum sincerity
for peaceful reunification," the statement said.
Russia adheres to its basic position on the Taiwan issue, believing that
China is a single state entity with Taiwan being its inseparable part, said the
Moscow opposes Taiwan's independence in whatever form and rejects the
concept of "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan," the statement said.
The statement reaffirmed that Russia views the Taiwan issue as China's
A mutually acceptable agreement on the Taiwan issue reached by the parties
concerned as early as possible would reflect China's core interests on both
sides of the Taiwan Straits, and meet the goal of strengthening peace and
stability in the Asia-Pacific region, the Russian foreign ministry statement
Earlier on Monday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told a press conference in
Beijing that the Anti-Secession Law "is not a law ofwar but one for the peaceful
reunification of the motherland."
"It is not a law intended to change the status quo that both sides of the
Taiwan Straits belong to one China, but one conduciveto peace and stability
across the Taiwan Straits," Wen said. Enditem