BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- China voiced strong
dissatisfaction and lodged solemn representations to the United States regarding
a resolution by some U.S. Congress members who called for marking the 30th
anniversary of the so-called Taiwan Relations Act.
"Despite China's clear opposition, a handful of
representatives from the U.S. Congress insisted on proposing a resolution to
commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act," said Foreign
Ministry spokesman Ma Zhaoxu in a press release Wednesday.
Ma said it is known to all that the "so-called"
Taiwan Relations Act, enacted unilaterally by the United States, had gravely
violated the basic norms guiding international relations. It also violated the
United States' serious commitment to China and intervened in China's internal
"The Chinese government and people opposed the act
strongly from the day it was worked out," said Ma.
"We urge the U.S. to abide by the basic norms guiding
international relations and the principles enshrined in the three Sino-U.S.
joint communiqu¨¦s, not to deliberate and pass the resolution in any form, and
properly and prudently handle the Taiwan issue so as to avoid any negative
impact on Sino-U.S. relations," Ma said.
The Taiwan Relations Act was passed by the U.S.
Congress in 1979. It required the United States "to provide Taiwan with arms of
a defensive character".
Resolution 55, named Recognizing the 30th anniversary
of the Taiwan Relations Act, was referred to the House Committee on Foreign
Affairs of the U.S. Congress by 17 representatives on Monday.