Taiwan threatens referendum if China enacts 'anti-secession' law

[JURIST] Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has warned that should China's National People's Congress enact an "anti-secession" law [JURIST report] aimed at keeping Taiwan from becoming independent, Taiwan will enact its own "anti-annexation" law and might hold a referendum. Chen urged the Beijing to "think hard" about an anti-secession bill that will not benefit either side and will likely anger Taiwanese citizens. Analysts have speculated that the Chinese law would give China a legal basis for taking Taiwan by force or pressuring the island into annexation. AFP has more.

 

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