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Overseas Support for Anti-Secession Law

More countries and international organizations expressed their backing for the one-China policy and endevour for reunification since China passed its Anti-Secession Law on Monday.

The African Union (AU) on Monday expressed support for China's moves to prevent Taiwan's secession from China.

"The Anti-Secession Law adopted today by China's National People's Congress is of vital importance," said AU Commission Chairperson Alpha Oumar Konare when meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, Lin Lin.

"China's stance to oppose secession and achieve national reunification is very correct," he said, adding that the new law would play a very important part in China's sovereignty, territorial integrity, and even China's future development.

The adoption of the law "is not only a great success for China, but also a great success for Africa," he said.

In a statement issued on Monday, Luxembourg, acting as the EU's rotating presidency, said the EU adheres to its persistent one-China policy.

It said it hoped that the Taiwan question can be solved peacefully. "The European Union urges all parties to avoid any unilateral action which might revive tensions," it said.

More countries expressed support for China yesterday. They include Cambodia, Syria, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Veneruela, Iraq and Kuwait.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Cambodia firmly supports any action and measure that Beijing takes on its Taiwan question.

(China Daily March 16, 2005)

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