PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (PRC) ANTI-SECESSION LAW
In 2005 the CPC’s National People’s Congress (NPC) approves the Anti-Secession Law. From the viewpoint of the CPC, the Anti-Secession Law reinforces its long-standing commitment to the peaceful resolution of the ‘Taiwan issue’. At the same time the law makes clear the conditions under which the CPC would authorize the PLA to use force to resolve matters with Taiwan. The passage of the law occurs during the DPP administration of Chen Shui-bian, which actively promotes not only Taiwan as an independent and sovereign country but also constitutional reform to formalize the status. Article 5 of the Anti-Secession law reiterates the “One China Principle” as the basis of peaceful national reunification while Article 8 reaffirms the right of the CPC to use force to resolve issues.
One China, Five Interpretations, Chapter Two: The "One China Principle"