Mainstream French newspapers have given great and objective coverage to China's Anti-Secession Law, helping let people know that this is a law designated to safeguard peace across the Taiwan Straits rather than a war bill as distortedly alleged by some Western media.
The Le Nouvel Observateur newspaper said on Monday that China's 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 Straits by citing, among others, the four-point guideline set by President Hu Jintao on cross-Straits relations under the new circumstance.
The reports let people know the accurate intention of China in making the law and let them understand the law is one conducive to cross-Straits peace, but not a "law of war" as distortedly alleged by some Western media.
The Le Monde newspaper has given objective coverage to the Anti-Secession Law and thus helped the French people understand the true intention of the Chinese government to make the law.
The newspaper published Premier Wen Jiabao's explanation of the new law, which is aimed at opposing and checking "Taiwan independence" secessionist activities.
(Xinhua News Agency March 16, 2005)