Title

Has China's anti-secession law made the world a safer place?

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

China Report

Publication Date

10-2005

Volume

41

Issue

4

First Page

437

Last Page

444

Abstract

The Anti-Secession Law enacted on 14 March 2005 by the highest legislature of the People's Republic of China (PRC), the National People's Congress, establishes for the first time a legal basis for the possible use of military use of force by the PRC against Taiwan. It may also be read as an attempt by the PRC to pursue a steady relationship with Taiwan by putting it on a quasi-legal footing. This comment analyses the Law from different aspects for its purpose, meaning and fallout for the PRC, Taiwan, the Asia-Pacific region and the rest of the world. The comment argues that the Law actually makes East Asia a more peaceful and secure environment than before its enactment.

Print ISSN

00094455

E-ISSN

0973063X

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Chung, C.-p. (2005). Has China's anti-secession law made the world a safer place? China Report, 41(4), 437-444. Retrieved from: http://chr.sagepub.com/content/41/4/437.abstract