Want China Times
Criticism from the pro-independence green camp in Taiwan against China’s proposed amendment of its
National Security Act, which is set to apply to Taiwanese people, reflects the bias and misunderstanding of the opposition.
Article 11 of the draft law states that China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is a common obligation of all Chinese people, including the people of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, and that no division will be tolerated.
The amendment is actually part of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s efforts to establish rule of law and Taiwanese people are not the main concern, since the article merely reiterates a similar clause in the PRC’s constitution.
As former China affairs chief of Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party Tung Li-wen said, China’s National Security Act is formulated for the Chinese people and does not concern Taiwan. [FULL STORY]