A central government official clarified Tuesday that the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, has no plan to make any supplementary legislation for the Anti-Secession Law it adopted last month.
"According to our knowledge, the NPC holds that the Anti-Secession Law is both explicit and complete in its content, and therefore needs no supporting laws or regulations. The NPC has no such consideration at all," an official with the information division of the Taiwan Affairs Office under the State Council, China's cabinet, told Xinhua Tuesday.
The official made the remarks in response to a recent press release issued by the "Mainland Affairs Council" in Taiwan, which alleged that the mainland would continue to enact a law on state of emergency, as well as a dozen more relevant laws, to support the Anti-Secession Law.
The official also quoted the NPC as saying that the Anti-Secession Law is "a special legislation" aimed at opposing and checking "Taiwan independence", maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits, developing cross-Straits relations, and promoting the peaceful reunification of the motherland.
The NPC adopted the Anti-Secession Law at its annual full session in March.
(Xinhua News Agency April 5, 2005)