중국은 타이완의 천 수이벤 총통이 최근 중국과의 재통일을 위한 국가 담당 위원회를 폐지키로 한 결정은 역내 평화를 위태롭게 할 수 있다고 경고했습니다.
중국 관영 [차이나 데일리지]는 사설을 통해, 천수이벤 타이완 총통의 행동은 분리주의이며 양안간의 관계에 심각한 위기를 촉발시킬 수 있다고 말했습니다.
이 신문은, 천수이벤 총통의 행동은 도발적이며 중국은 분리주의적 행동에맞서 싸울 것이라고 거듭 강조했습니다.
China is warning that Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian's decision to scrap a governmental committee responsible for unifying with China could endanger peace in the region.
An editorial carried by the state-run China Daily today (Tuesday) called Mr. Chen's actions "secessionist" and said they could trigger a serious crisis in cross-strait relations. It referred to Mr. Chen's moves as provocative, and repeated China's assertion that it will fight against secessionist activities. On Monday, Mr. Chen announced his decision to stop funding the National Unification Council and to scrap a set of guidelines for reunification with China.
The United States downplayed the decision, saying the council had been frozen, not abolished. It also said that Mr. Chen reaffirmed his commitment to uphold the status quo with China. Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province, and has threatened to use force if the island formally declares independence.