Taiwan lambasts China’s imposition of ‘one China’ principle at UN

27-Oct-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York said Beijing’s attempts to impose the “one China” principle on international organisations has led to resentment from Taiwanese and the global community.

Zhang Jun, China’s permanent representative to the UN, recently gave an interview with The Paper and China Media Group. In it he referred to UN general Assembly (GA) Resolution 2758 as the reason Taiwan should be barred from participating in the UN

TECO New York on Monday (October 25) refuted Zhang’s comments, saying that Resolution 2758 only mentions the issue of Chinese representation and does not state that Taiwan is part of China. It does not authorise Beijing to represent Taipei in the UN system, TECO added.

“Only the Taiwan government elected through democratic procedures can speak on behalf of the 23.5 million Taiwanese in the international community,” the office said.

Resolution 2758 was adopted by the UN general Assembly in 1971 and recognised Beijing as the sole representative of China to the UN while expelling Taiwan from all UN-related agencies.

TECO New York condemned what it said is China’s constant misuse of the resolution to block Taiwan’s international participation. It added that China’s attempt to associate the resolution with the “one China” principle to de-legitimise Taiwan’s sovereignty violates the UN principle of universality and goes against its policy of “leave no one out.”

Regardless of international law, historical facts, or cross-strait realities, Taiwan is a sovereign country and has never been part of China, the office said. Beijing’s efforts to force its “fictitious” “one China” principle on the international community will only increase Taiwan and the world’s aversion to the Chinese government’s bullying, it added.



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