From Reuters, via the Washington Post (link):
Regional tensions. Diplomatic consequences. Security threats.
Those were the fears when China’s parliament passed a law last year authorising the use of force against Taiwan should the self-governing island move toward formal independence.
But a year later, as the rubber-stamp assembly meets once again for its annual 10-day session, the anti-secession law gets barely a mention from its top leaders, despite provocations from Taiwan’s independence-minded president.