China opposes Taiwan Relations Act
( 2004-01-21 09:03) (Xinhua)
The Chinese government firmly opposes the so-called Taiwan Relations Act of
the United States, said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan in Beijing
Kong said the US government had repeatedly reiterated its adherence to the
one-China policy and commitment to the three Sino-US joint communiques since the
two countries established diplomatic ties. US President George W. Bush said the
United States opposed "Taiwan independence" and Taiwan's attempts to
unilaterally change the status quo.
Kong said China urged the US government to keep its promises, and firmly
continue its opposition to "Taiwan independence" and any attempt by Taiwan to
use a referendum to this end, so as to ensure the healthy, stable and smooth
development of Sino-US relations.