BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Xinhua News Agency
published a commentary Saturday urging vigilance against "Taiwan
independence"secessionist forces creating new tension across Taiwan Straits.
The commentary says, "Taiwan
independence" secessionist forces and the ruling Democratic Progressive
Party (DPP) initiated a march in Taipei to protest against the Anti-Secession
Law adopted by China's National People's Congress on March 14. DPP and the
extreme "Taiwan independence" secessionists have been malevolently distorting
the principles of the law to misguide the Taiwan people and instigate antagonism
and create new tension across the Taiwan Straits.
It says, facts have shown again that "Taiwan
independence" secessionist forces are the biggest threat to peace and stability
in the Taiwan Straits.
The law reflects the consistent stand of the
motherland of exerting the utmost sincerity and efforts to achieve peaceful
reunification. It also reflects the common will and firm determination of the
1.3 billion Chinese people, including people in Taiwan, to safeguard national
sovereignty and territorial integrity and never tolerate "Taiwan independence"
secessionist activities, the commentary says.
The law has won widespread acknowledgment of the
international community and sons and daughters of the Chinese nation both at
home and abroad, it says.
Anybody who has carefully read the text of the law
will see this is a law to oppose and check "Taiwan independence," a law of
peaceful reunification, a law for promoting cross-Strait relationsand a law to
protect the interests of Taiwan compatriots, it adds.
The commentary says the non-peaceful means mentioned
in the lawis entirely targeted at "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces and
by no means at Taiwan compatriots. Further, it is a last resort when
possibilities for peaceful reunification are completely exhausted. The DPP and
"Taiwan independence" secessionist forces distorted and stigmatize the law
totally out of ulterior motives.
It says that in the current circumstances, there are
two possibilities for the development of cross-Strait relations: one is that
with the joint efforts of compatriots on both sides, easing of cross-Strait
relations will continue; the other is that cross-Strait situation becomes tense
again due to the provocation of sabotage activities of "Taiwan independence"
The commentary says, "We noticed some political
figures of Taiwan authorities openly instigated and directly participated in the
so-called 'March 26 march'. We have a question to ask: in thiscrucial junction
of cross-Strait relations, what will they do withthe fundamental well-being of
Taiwan compatriots and to where willlead the cross-Strait relations? Not long
ago, they solemnly made 'pledges' and 'statements' on developing cross-Strait
relations. Are these only empty words again?"
It won't do to back down. The consequence of
promoting secession will not be good. The leading politicians of Taiwan
authorities should ponder this.
Compatriots across the Taiwan Straits are of one
family that isconnected by blood and flesh. China is our common homeland. Our
policy of pinning hope on Taiwan compatriots will never change, itsays.
It conforms with the fundamental interests of
compatriots on both sides to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits
and promoting common development and prosperity.
It says, "We are confident the Taiwan compatriots
will ultimately see clearly the right and the wrong and refuse to be cheated and
misguided by 'Taiwan independence' secessionist forces.We are confident they
will objectively and rationally take the principle of the Anti-Secession Law and
work with compatriots on the motherland to oppose and check 'Taiwan
independence' secessionist activities and push cross-Strait relations towards
peace and stability." Enditem