I am an American teaching in Taiwan. Recently, there has been a debate between the usage of "anti-separation" law and "Anti-Secession" law.
The media has reported that the Taipei City Government uses the internationally-recognized term of "Anti-Secession" law while the central government uses the term, the "anti-separation" law.
First of all, I do not get myself involved in Taiwan politics. However, I would have to support the usage of the term "anti-separation" law. The names of these two laws have very different connotations. To make a long story short, the Taipei City Government uses the term Anti-Secession law to support the notion that Taiwan and China are one country.
However, I do not believe that Taiwan and China are one. The true definition of secession means breaking up parts of a whole, while separation means to divide two wholes.
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