Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 29th, by wire
Resolutely oppose the "Taiwan independence" split and firmly promote the peaceful reunification of the motherland
——Speech at the symposium on the 15th anniversary of the implementation of the Anti-Secession Law
(May 29, 2020)
Today, we solemnly convene a symposium on the 15th anniversary of the implementation of the "Anti-Secession Law" here, which is of great significance to our firm opposition to "Taiwan independence" separatism and the firm promotion of the peaceful reunification of the motherland.
Solving the Taiwan issue and realizing the complete reunification of the motherland is one of the three historical tasks of the Communist Party of China. For a long time, we have made unremitting efforts for it. Since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, General Secretary Xi Jinping has profoundly summarized the historical laws and the experience of the development of cross-strait relations and formed an important exposition on the work on Taiwan. General Secretary Xi Jinping delivered an important speech at the 40th anniversary commemoration of the "Report to Taiwan Compatriots" on January 2 last year, comprehensively expounding the major policy propositions for advancing the peaceful reunification of the motherland in the great journey of national rejuvenation based on the new era. This is a new chapter of General Secretary Xi Jinping's important discussion on work with Taiwan, a new development of the party's central policy on work with Taiwan, and a programmatic document that guides work with Taiwan in the new era. Under the guidance of this important speech, work against Taiwan overcomes difficulties, forges ahead, and vigorously promotes the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and the process of peaceful reunification of the motherland.
The formulation and implementation of the "Anti-Secession Law" is an important measure taken by the party and the state to lead the development of cross-strait relations and promote the peaceful reunification of the motherland. Fifteen years ago, in response to the severe situation of the ever-escalating separatist activities of "Taiwan independence" at that time, and in response to the strong voice of Chinese children at home and abroad, the National People's Congress initiated the legislative process for formulating the "Anti-Secession Law." On March 14, 2005, the Anti-Secession Law was passed at the third meeting of the Tenth National People's Congress. This important law is based on the Constitution, implements the Party Central Committee ’s major policy on Taiwan work, adheres to the one-China principle, curbs "Taiwan independence" splits, promotes the peaceful reunification of the motherland, safeguards the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait, safeguards national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and develops cross-strait relations , Opposing external forces to interfere in the Taiwan issue and other major issues to make clear provisions, fully embodies the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese government, the Chinese people and all Chinese children's consistent efforts to strive for the peaceful reunification of the motherland, fully demonstrates the firm defense of national sovereignty and territorial integrity The state will never allow any forces to split Taiwan from China in any name or in any way. This important law is an important part of adhering to the "one country, two systems" system and promoting the peaceful reunification of the motherland. It is an important adherence to the political responsibilities and mission requirements of anti-independence and promotion of unification. This important law won the hearts and minds of the people, accorded with the historical trend, was warmly supported by the patriotic and unified forces at home and abroad, and was widely supported, understood, and respected by the international community, which greatly deterred the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces and safeguarded the fundamentality of the Chinese nation. Benefits have a profound impact.
In the 15 years since its implementation, the Anti-Secession Law has provided solid legal guarantees for maintaining peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and promoting cross-strait relations. Under the guidance of the Party Central Committee's policy towards Taiwan University, through the joint efforts of compatriots on both sides of the strait, substantial progress has been made in cross-strait relations. On the basis of the "92 Consensus", we have achieved a comprehensive and direct two-way "three links", opened up a path for the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, and pushed the two sides to a new stage of integration and development; we resumed cross-strait consultations and negotiations, promoted cross-strait inter-party exchanges, and achieved cross-strait Leaders' historic meeting; we have continuously achieved a series of major victories in the struggle against "Taiwan independence" and anti-secession, and we have continued to consolidate the international community's adherence to the one-China principle. The general trend of opposing "independence" and promoting reunification has become more stable, cross-strait exchanges and cooperation have continued to deepen, and a community of shared destiny between the two sides has become a vivid reality.
However, for some time, the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces have misjudged the situation and have continued to provoke, seriously damaging the vital interests of compatriots on both sides and the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation, seriously undermining the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait, and seriously challenging our bottom line in maintaining national sovereignty and territorial integrity. All Chinese children must unite, resolutely oppose "Taiwan independence" separatist activities, jointly safeguard the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait, and jointly advance the process of peaceful reunification of the motherland.
First, "Taiwan independence" separatist activities openly challenge the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation, and we must resolutely contain the blow. Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. From the Chinese people ’s thousands of years of development of Taiwan ’s historical documents under the jurisdiction of successive governments to the Cairo Declaration, the Potsdam Proclamation, the United Nations Resolution 2758 and other international announcements, to our country ’s Constitution and the Anti-Secession Law. The series of laws stipulates that the history and legal facts about Taiwan have fully proved that there is only one China in the world, and the mainland and Taiwan belong to the same China. No matter how the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces attempt to distort and distort Taiwan's historical facts and how they attempt to pack up the "Taiwan independence" separatist claims, they cannot conceal their evil intentions to split the country. These actions run counter to the fundamental interests of the Chinese nation and the wishes of the entire Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots, and will never succeed. We are absolutely unequivocal in provoking the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces and resolutely frustrate.
The "Taiwan independence" separatist forces and their activities have always been the biggest obstacle to the development of cross-strait relations and have always threatened peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. This force negates the "1992 consensus" that reflects the one-China principle, undermines the political foundation of cross-strait relations, uses the distortions in Hong Kong to defame "one country, two systems", and strives to discredit the mainland and incite cross-strait confrontation; arbitrarily manipulates the so-called "rectification of names" and "desinicization" ", To promote the indoctrination of the" Taiwan independence concept of history "in an attempt to distort the national and ethnic identity of the Taiwanese people, especially the younger generation; to undermine cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, to crack down on people and patriotic unification forces actively participating in cross-strait exchanges on the island; to piece together some nondescript titles and concepts In order to cut the relationship between Taiwan and the mainland geographically and legally; to step up the connection of external forces to undermine peace in the Taiwan Strait and to seek breakthroughs in international activities. Since the outbreak of the New Coronary Pneumonia epidemic, the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces have created lies, "pursued independence through epidemic disease", and promoted and clamored for the so-called "revision of laws", "legislation", "interpretation of the constitution", and "constitutional reform". Looking for opportunities to seek "legal Taiwan independence".
We are telling the "Taiwan independence" separatists that no matter what tricks they use to "independence" are illegal and invalid; no matter how they toss, they are in vain; no matter how they link up with foreign forces to perform, they cannot change Taiwan and China. Part of the historical and legal facts. The future of Taiwan can only be determined by the 1.4 billion Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots. Any activities to split the motherland will surely be opposed by the Chinese people and all Chinese children. We will never allow anyone, any organization, any political party, at any time, in any way, to split any piece of Chinese territory from China!
Article 8 of the "Anti-Secession Law" stipulates, "The fact that the" Taiwan independence "separatist forces cause Taiwan to split from China in any name and in any way, or a major event that will cause Taiwan to split from China, or a peaceful reunification The possibility is completely lost, and the country has to adopt non-peaceful means and other necessary measures to safeguard the country ’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. " If the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces are willing to act alone or even take risks, we will take all necessary means in accordance with the relevant provisions of the "Anti-Secession Law" to resolutely smash the "Taiwan independence" separatist plot and resolutely safeguard national sovereignty and territorial integrity. We are telling the separatists of "Taiwan independence" that "Taiwan independence" is a dead end and will be severely punished for trying the law.
Second, compatriots on both sides of the strait joined hands to jointly oppose "Taiwan independence" and promote reunification. The Taiwan compatriots are our flesh-and-blood relatives and an important force against "Taiwan independence" and promoting peaceful reunification. We fully understand the historical experience and social environment of the vast number of Taiwan compatriots. Compatriots on both sides of the strait share a common destiny and love each other. We are willing to work together with our hearts, strengthen exchanges and exchanges, and promote spiritual harmony.
The party and the country have always cared about the interests and well-being of Taiwan compatriots and actively created conditions for cross-strait exchanges and cooperation. Article 6 of the "Anti-Secession Law" makes clear provisions for developing cross-strait relations and protecting the rights and interests of Taiwan compatriots according to law. The Standing Committee of the National People ’s Congress has revised the Investment Protection Law of Taiwan compatriots twice in recent years to provide more convenience and protection for Taiwan compatriots to invest and start businesses in the mainland. Relevant departments have created better conditions for Taiwan compatriots to invest, study, find employment, and live on the mainland, and have further strengthened the feelings of compatriots on both sides of the strait. We implement the people-centered development concept, treat all Taiwan compatriots equally, continue to take the lead in sharing mainland development opportunities with Taiwan compatriots, continue to improve institutional arrangements and policy measures to promote cross-strait exchanges and cooperation, deepen cross-strait integration and development, and ensure the well-being of Taiwan compatriots. The road of development is getting wider and wider.
The future of Taiwan lies in national reunification, and the well-being of Taiwan compatriots depends on national rejuvenation. The Anti-Secession Law clearly stipulates that "maintaining national sovereignty and territorial integrity is the common obligation of the entire Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots," and "complete the great cause of reunifying the motherland is the sacred duty of the entire Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots." ". The vast majority of Taiwan compatriots are part of the Chinese nation and must be upright Chinese. We believe that more and more Taiwan compatriots will merge into the tide of the Chinese nation ’s rejuvenation, think deeply about Taiwan ’s position and role in national rejuvenation, recognize the scourge of "Taiwan independence" forces, and stick to the nation ’s morality.
The Taiwan issue is China's internal affair and is related to China's core interests and the national feelings of the Chinese people. Solving the Taiwan issue and realizing the reunification of the motherland are China ’s internal affairs and are not subject to interference by any foreign forces. Some external forces always want to make a fuss about the Taiwan issue, find trouble, and constantly challenge China's core interests. It is completely futile. Their actions seriously undermine the basic norms of international relations and the general consensus of the international community. We urge all parties to strictly abide by the one-China principle and handle the Taiwan issue cautiously.
Third, thoroughly implement the spirit of General Secretary Jinping's important speech and firmly advance the process of peaceful reunification of the motherland. General Secretary Xi Jinping ’s important speech at the 40th anniversary commemoration meeting of the "Report to Taiwan Compatriots" is high-profile, rich in content, and profoundly shows the historical trend of the development of cross-strait relations. Proposition. In his speech, General Secretary Xi Jinping solemnly declared: "The situation in the Taiwan Strait is moving toward peace and stability, and cross-strait relations are moving forward. The trend of the times cannot be stopped by any force! The historical trend of national strength, national rejuvenation, and cross-strait reunification is even more important. No one can stop anyone's power! "This historical conclusion stated by General Secretary Xi Jinping fully demonstrates our sincere desire, firm confidence, and strong will to promote the peaceful development of cross-strait relations and accomplish the great cause of peaceful reunification of the motherland.
"Peaceful reunification, one country, two systems" is the best way to achieve national reunification. This policy fully takes into account the reality of Taiwan, fully respects the objective differences between the two sides of the strait, and fully safeguards the interests and welfare of Taiwan compatriots. Persisting in peaceful reunification shows the great national righteousness and the deep feelings we cherish the value of peace, cherish the well-being of our compatriots, and are responsible to the nation and to future generations. The affairs on both sides of the strait are the family affairs of compatriots on both sides of the strait, and should be discussed by the family members. The reunification of the motherland lies in the fundamental interests of the entire Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots. We are willing to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification with the greatest sincerity and utmost efforts. As long as there is a possibility of a peaceful settlement, we will make a hundred-fold effort.
The Anti-Secession Law stipulates that "adherence to the one-China principle is the basis for the peaceful reunification of the motherland." For many years, we have always adhered to the "92 Consensus" that reflects the one-China principle, actively promoted the peaceful development of cross-strait relations, and firmly promoted the process of peaceful reunification of the motherland. The course of development of cross-strait relations has repeatedly proven that by adhering to the "92 Consensus" and opposing "Taiwan independence," cross-strait relations can be improved and developed, and Taiwan compatriots can benefit. Denying the "92 Consensus" and deviating from the one-China principle will lead to tension and turbulence in cross-strait relations and harm the vital interests of Taiwan compatriots. On the basis of the one-China principle, cross-strait relations can only be stabilized if dialogue is used to replace confrontation, cooperation to fight, and win-win to replace zero-sum.
We are willing to create vast space for peaceful reunification, but we will never leave any room for various forms of "Taiwan independence" separatist activities. The relevant provisions of the "Anti-Secession Law" concerning the non-peaceful means of achieving the reunification of the motherland are aimed at the interference of external forces and a very small number of "Taiwan independence" separatists and their separatist activities. Last choice. Always insist on making full preparations in a non-peaceful way and in other necessary ways to deal with the interference of external forces and the separatist activities of "Taiwan independence" in order to fundamentally safeguard the prospect of the peaceful reunification of the motherland and advance the process of the peaceful reunification of the motherland.
The motherland must be unified, and it must be unified. The motherland is the leader of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the guardian of the common interests of compatriots on both sides of the strait. Our steps towards national rejuvenation are solid and powerful, and our will to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, resolutely oppose "Taiwan independence" and interference from external forces, and realize the unification of the motherland is indestructible. Chinese children at home and abroad should have firm confidence, make unremitting efforts, share national greatness, promote the reunification of the motherland, and realize the great dream of national rejuvenation!