Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji said in Beijing Friday that there is no change in China's policy toward the Taiwan issue.
Addressing a press conference shortly after the conclusion of the Fifth Session of the Ninth National People's Congress, Zhu said that China still sticks to the policy of "Peaceful Reunification", "One Country, Two Systems" and the "Eight-Point Proposal" advanced by President Jiang Zemin.
"We will not renounce use of force in solving the Taiwan issue," Zhu said, "but that's directed at the die-hard elements for Taiwan independence. And we don't have to repeat it every day and every month," the premier said.
(Xinhua News Agency March 15, 2002)