Beijing opposes bill on so-called 'Taiwan's entry into UN'

Updated: 2007-08-16 11:50

China stands firmly opposed to the bill on listing of the so-called "Taiwan's entry into the United Nations" issue on the agenda of the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu made the remarks in Beijing Thursday morning in response to a letter on the issue.

The letter was presented on August 14 evening (New York time) to President Haya Rashed al Khalifa of the 61st U.N. General Assembly by a very small number of countries including the Solomon Islands and Malawi which were encouraged by the Taiwan authorities.

Jiang said Taiwan has been an inalienable part of the Chinese territory since ancient times, and both the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation confirmed China's sovereignty over Taiwan.

She noted that the U.N. General Assembly Resolution 2758 adopted in 1971 stipulated clearly that the government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate representative of China in the United Nations.

More than 160 countries in the world have diplomatic ties with China and they all recognize the fact that there is only one China and Taiwan is part of China, continued Jiang.

She noted that only sovereign states can, in line with the U.N. Charter, the Provisional Rules of Procedure of the Security Council and the Rules of Procedure of the General Assembly, apply for membership in the United Nations.

Taiwan, as part of China, is unqualified to "join", in any name, the United Nations which is composed of sovereignty states, Jiang pointed out.

She said the U.N. General Committee, since 1993, refused to list issues concerning Taiwan on the U.N. General Assembly agenda in 14 years, which fully demonstrated that any action that runs counter to the U.N. Charter and the Resolution 2758, and any attempt aimed at splitting China are unpopular, impossible to win support from the vast majority of the U.N. member states and doomed to failure.

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