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China slams new proposals on Taiwan
Updated: 2005-08-16 18:21

China criticizes Chad and a few other countries for proposing consideration of the so-called "Taiwan participation in the United Nations."

China's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Wang Guangya has urged Chad and a few other countries to change their positions on the Taiwan question.

Wang Guangya presented a letter addressed to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan to Louise Fr¨Śchette, first Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Aug. 15. [Xinhua]

Several countries including Chad have requested consideration of the so-called "Taiwan participation in the United Nations" and "a proactive role of the United Nations in maintaining peace in the Taiwan Straits" in the coming session of the UN General Assembly.

In a letter to UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Wang Guangya said these countries violate the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and defy General Assembly resolution 2758. The letter was posted on the website of China's permanent mission to the United Nations on Monday.

He said the Chinese Government and its people strongly condemn and firmly oppose such a gross encroachment on China's internal affairs.

He noted that in 1971, the UN General Assembly at its twenty-sixth session adopted, by an overwhelming majority, the historic resolution 2758, which stipulated unequivocally that the representatives of the Government of the People's Republic of China are the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations.

Wang said Taiwan is a region of China and China's representation in the United Nations naturally includes Taiwan. There is simply no such issue as the so-called "Taiwan's representation in the United Nations".

He said the United Nations is an intergovernmental organization composed of sovereign States. As a part of China, Taiwan is not eligible to participate, in whatever name, in the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

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