Anti-Secession Law [China NPC]

Anti-Secession Law, adopted at the Third Session of the Tenth Chinese National People's Congress, March 14, 2005, providing in Article 8 for "non-peaceful means" of reunification with Taiwan as a last resort:

In the event that the "Taiwan independence" secessionist forces should act under any name or by any means to cause the fact of Taiwan's secession from China, or that major incidents entailing Taiwan's secession from China should occur, orthat possibilities for a peaceful reunification should be completely exhausted, the state shall employ non-peaceful means and other necessary measures to protect China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The State Council and the Central Military Commission shall decide on and execute the non-peaceful means and other necessary measures as provided for in the preceding paragraph and shall promptly report to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress.
Read the full text of the law in English. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.

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