A number of overseas media have given positive coverage to China's newly-passed Anti-Secession Law, letting people know that this is a law designated to safeguard peace across the Taiwan Strait rather than a "war bill."
The Le Nouvel Observateur newspaper in France said on Monday that the Anti-Secession Law does not mean a "military threat," but represents only a legal framework for China to check the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces.
The French newspaper Le Figaro gave wide coverage to the law, expounding the original intention of the Chinese government in drafting the law and the current situation across the Taiwan Strait by citing, among others, the four-point guideline set by Chinese President Hu Jintao on cross-strait relations under the new circumstances.
Another French newspaper, Le Monde, published Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao's explanation of the new law, which is aimed at opposing and checking "Taiwan independence" secessionist activities.
The leading Ansa News Agency in Italy reported on the adoption of the Anti-Secession Law by China's National People's Congress, noting that the law is aimed at preventing secessionists in Taiwan from declaring "independence" of the Chinese province.
The law is aimed at opposing and checking the separatist forces in Taiwan rather than targeting against the Taiwan people, the newspaper said. It is designed to strengthen and advance ties across the Taiwan Strait and promote peaceful reunification of China, it added.
Russian newspaper Red Star quoted Chinese leaders as saying the Anti-Secession Law is neither a "war bill" nor one targeting against the Taiwan people. It is made for peaceful reunification of China and will help enhance communication across the Strait, the paper said.
The Mongolian newspaper Unian said in a commentary on Tuesday that through the promulgation of the Anti-Secession Law, China reiterates that Taiwan is part of China and that it hopes to solve the Taiwan question by peaceful means.
The Human Rights newspaper of Mongolia quoted Chinese Premier Wen as saying the law is aimed at pushing forward relations across the Taiwan Strait and is a law for China's peaceful reunification.
Cambodia's mainstream media, the Commercial News, called the new law a bill for the peaceful reunification of China. The promulgation of the law provides a solid legal framework for China to handle the Taiwan issue, in particular, to contain the Taiwan secessionist activities, it said.
To Taiwan compatriots who are yearning for the country's peaceful reunification, the law does not pose any threat to their interests, but will be the best weapon to protect their well-being, the newspaper said.
(Xinhua News Agency March 15, 2005)