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Taiwan 'Representation' in UN Doomed to Failure
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China said Friday that proposals raised by a few countries for the so-called "Taiwan's representation in the United Nations" is doomed to failure

On Aug. 10, Burkina Faso, Gambia and a few other countries, instigated by the Taiwan authority, wrote to the UN secretary-general, requesting the 61st session of the UN General Assembly to discuss the issue and a proposal on peace across the Taiwan Straits.

"The nature of the two proposals is to carry on 'Taiwan Independence' in the international community and China strongly opposes it," spokesperson Jiang Yu said in a statement.

Since 1993, the General Committee of the UN General Assembly has rejected for 13 consecutive times to add the proposals for the so-called "Taiwan's representation in the UN" into the assembly's agenda.

"This indicated that the United Nations and most of its member states believe that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan, as part of China, is not qualified to join the United Nations, which is composed of sovereignty countries, in any name or manner," Jiang said.

She said any attempts, which violate the UN Charter and go against the UN Resolution 2758, will not be supported by the majority of the UN members and will definitely fail.

The Resolution 2758 was adopted in 1971 at the 26th UN General Assembly, which granted the People's Republic of China full legal status in the United Nations.

Jiang said China is committed to realizing peaceful reunification and has demonstrated greatest sincerity and made utmost efforts to promote relations across the Taiwan Straits and safeguard peace in the region.

However, the Taiwan authority sticks to "Taiwan Independence" and speeds up its secessionist activities, "which is the great obstacle to the development of cross-Straits relations and poses a threat to peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits and Northeast Asia," Jiang said.

Jiang urged the Taiwan authority to completely give up claims of "Taiwan Independence", stop all the secessionist activities and return to the one-China policy.

(Xinhua News Agency August 12, 2006)

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