BEIJING, Aug. 9 (Xinhuanet) -- China expressed
Friday strong indignation and resolute opposition to a
proposal by a small number of countries for the so-called
"Taiwan representation in the United Nations".
On Aug. 7 (New York Time), at
the instigation of the Taiwan authorities, a very few
countries including Gambia wrote to the UNSecretary General,
requesting the so-called "representation of Taiwan in
the United Nations" be discussed at the 57th session of
the General Assembly of the United Nations, Chinese Foreign
Ministry Spokesman Kong Quan said.
This is a serious violation of
the purpose and principles of the UN Charter, an
infringement of China's sovereignty and territorial
integrity and an interference in China's internal affairs,
strong indignation and firm opposition to the move, Kong
There is only one China
in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of its
territory, the spokesman said. The United Nations is an
inter-governmental international organization of sovereign
states, and as a province of China, Taiwan had absolutely no
qualifications whatsoever to join the United Nationsand its
special organizations in any name or in any form, Kong said.
UN Resolution 2758 adopted by
the 26th session of the General Assembly in 1971 recognized
the government of the People's Republic of China as the only
legitimate government representing the entire Chinese people
and it has resolved the issue of China'srepresentation in
the United Nations in terms of politics, law andprocedure
once and for all, Kong said.
The General Committees of the
successive sessions of the General Assembly since 1993 have
all refused to include the so-called question of Taiwan's
"participation" in the United Nations in the
agenda of the General Assembly, Kong said. This shows the
stance of the Chinese Government on the issue enjoys
extensive understanding and support from the international
community, he said.
Reunification of the
motherland is the common aspiration of theChinese people
across the Taiwan Strait and an inevitable trend, he said.
But the Taiwan authorities continue to reject the "One
China" principle, and have gone so far as to claim
"one country oneach side" and go on plotting
"two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan"
in the United Nations, trumpeting Taiwan as "a
sovereign state," which openly challenges Resolution
2758, Kong said.
Taiwan authorities have done goes counter to the tide of
history, is unpopular and is bound to fail again, Kong said.