[Marxism] Cuba supports China's move to halt Taiwan from pursuing independence

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Tue Mar 15 12:02:02 MST 2005


March 15, 2005

Cuba supports China's move to halt Taiwan from pursuing
independence

HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba backed China's latest move to prevent
Taiwan from seeking formal independence, saying Tuesday
that a new law passed by the Asian giant will help it
maintain its territorial integrity.

Cuba's Foreign Ministry, in a statement published in the
Communist Party daily Granma, reiterated "its strict
adherence to the principle of 'only one China,' with Taiwan
as an inalienable part of it." China's parl

iament passed a law Monday authorizing an attack to stop
Taiwan from pursuing formal independence, a day after
President Hu Jintao told the Chinese military to be
prepared for war.

The Cuba statement made no mention of the attack
authorization, saying the law "promotes peaceful national
unification, the maintenance of peace and stability in the
Taiwan straits and ensures the national sovereignty and
territorial integrity of China."

Cuba counts China as a key ideological ally and trading
partner.

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