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PacNet #14A – Anti-Secession Law: Closing (or Opening) the Door?

“Unhelpful.” That’s how Washington described China’s new Anti-Secession Law (ASL), authorizing the use of “non-peaceful means and other necessary measures” in the event “that possibilities for a peaceful reunification [with Taiwan] should be completely exhausted.” I beg to differ. As it turns out, the Anti-Secession Law has proven to be very helpful . . . to everyone but Beijing, that is.