China Threatens Military Force Against Taiwan
Chinese legislators unanimously enacted a law that confirms Beijing's pledge to use of military force if Taiwan declares independence from China or if all possibilities of peaceful reunification fail. After a half year of consideration among top leaders and discussion during a 10-day annual plenary session in Beijing this month, the National People's Congress enacted the 10-point National Anti-Secession Law by a 2,896 to 0 vote with two abstentions. The law takes effect immediately.
China vs. Taiwan Militarily China's President Hu Jintao told the military Sunday it should step up preparations for a possible war, and to safeguard territorial integrity, in apparent reference to reunifying with Taiwan.