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The English expression "cross-Strait relations" has been used by the two sides concerned and by many observers so that the relationship would not be referred to as "(Mainland) China–Taiwan relations" or "PRC–ROC relations", due to the dispute on the nature of their Simplified Chinese: 海峡两岸关系. Events late in demonstrated the volatility of the situation, as Taiwan's legislative elections unexpectedly preserved a slim majority for supporters of closer relations with China. Beijing, nevertheless, threatened to pass an anti-secession law, apt to revitalize pro-independence forces in Taiwan -- and make war more likely. In formulating laws, the PRC has been influenced by a number of sources, including traditional Chinese views toward the role of law, the PRC's socialist background, the German-based law of the Republic of China on Taiwan, and the English-based common law used in Hong Kong. Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia. Neighbouring states include the People's Republic of China (PRC) to the north-west, Japan to the north-east, and the Philippines to the south. The island of Taiwan has an area of 35, square kilometres (13, sq mi), with mountain ranges dominating the eastern two-thirds and plains in the western third, where its Capital: Taipei, 25°04′N °31′E / °N .
Taiwan independence poses a challenge to U.S. cross-strait policy. The PRC actively opposes Taiwan independence and even passed the Anti-Secession Law that outlines the conditions under which the PRC would resort to the use of force against Taiwan to resolve issues. All three of the conditions mention Taiwan independence. Last but not least, after a three-year-long discussion, Beijing passed the Anti-Secession Law in which is specifically directed to the bilateral cross-strait relations. It defines that mainland China and Taiwan belong to one China and the “Taiwan issue” is a residual problem of the Chinese civil war and it is an internal affair of China. At the Nexus of New Challenges: China’s Leadership Change and Cross-Strait Relations leaders' willingness to risk war across the Taiwan Strait at all cost. anti-secession law signal that. Soft Power in a Hard Place: China, Taiwan, Cross-Strait Relations and U.S. Policy (in that the contrast with the communist regime across the Strait has relations. 26 The PRC undertook a particularly forceful and formal articulation of its sovereignty point in a Anti-Secession Law, which claimed that Taiwan was currently under Cited by:
But in the other hand, it also provides an opportunity to Taipei authority to have peaceful prospect in future by offering some measures to maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and promote cross-Straits relations, such as the Article 6 in the Anti-Secession Law. Constructing Peace in the Taiwan Strait: A constructivist analysis of the changing dynamics of identities and nationalisms Article in Journal of Contemporary China 23(85) · January with 81 Reads.  Testimony of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R.-CA) in China’s Anti-Secession Law and Developments Across the Taiwan Strait, Hearing of the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee,, April 6, , Federal News Service, in Lexis/Nexis. Historic background of the term. The " Consensus" is the term used to describe the outcome of a November meeting in Hong Kong between the mainland China-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (ARATS) and the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF). Three months before the meeeting, the Taiwan side (on 1 August ) published the following statement in .