MOSCOW -- Russia opposes to the "referendum on
joining the United Nations" pushed by Chen Shui-bian and Taiwan's attempt to
join the United Nations under any name or by any means, as well as the so-called
"Taiwan independence," said a senior diplomat on Monday.
Russia has noticed that the Chen Shui-bian authorities is speeding up efforts
in promoting a "referendum on joining the United Nations" and seeking "UN
membership under the name Taiwan", said deputy Foreign Minister Alexander
Russia regards such moves as dangerous splittism activities which will pose
grave threat to peace and security across the Taiwan Straits and in the
Asian-Pacific region, Yakovenko told Chinese ambassador to Russia Liu Guchang in
Russia unswervingly and firmly supports Chinese government's stance on the
Taiwan issue, holding that there's only one China in the world, the government
of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing
China as a whole and Taiwan is an indivisible part of China, he said.
Moscow's such stance has been stated in the Russia-China Friendly Treaty on
Good-Neighborly Cooperation inked in 2001 and President Vladimir Putin
reiterated it in a meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi earlier
this month, he noted.