‘DISPLEASURE’:Article 11 of Chinese law states that protecting China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is an obligation ‘for all Chinese people,’ including Taiwanese
Date: May 24, 2015
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan / Staff reporter, in Kinmen
Taipei’s protest against the inclusion of Taiwan in China’s pending National Security
Law was expressed via Mainland Affairs Council Minister Andrew Hsia (夏立言), but was rejected by China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Minister Zhang Zhijun (張志軍) at their first meeting in Kinmen yesterday.
Hsia told a post-meeting news conference that he conveyed the public’s dissatisfaction at the article about Taiwan in the law and a statement signed between China and Belarus, in which Minsk said it opposes Taiwan’s participation in international organizations that require statehood for membership.
Article 11 of the law stipulates that the protection of China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is an obligation for “all Chinese people,” including the people of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, and that no division is to be tolerated. [FULL STORY]