Proposals on Taiwan "representation" in UN doomed to be failed: FM spokesman

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said Friday in Beijing that proposal raised by a few countries for the so-called "Taiwan's representation in the United Nations" is doomed to be failed.

On Aug. 12, the Taiwan authorities instigated Chad and a few other countries wrote to the UN secretary-general, requesting the 60th session of the UN General Assembly to discuss the issue and a proposal on peace across Taiwan Straits .

The nature of the proposals is that the Taiwan authority is trying to air "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan" and "Taiwan Independence" in the international community" and intended to tighten situation across the Taiwan Straits, Kong said.

"Such activities violated the UN Charter and is unpopular and is bound to fail," Kong said.

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

"Which indicated that the international community share consensus on the question: 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," Kong said.

The UN Charter and the UN Resolution 2758 must be respected and safeguarded, he noted.

"It meets the fundamental interest of all Chinese peoples, including Taiwan compatriots, to reach peaceful reunification of our motherland," he said.

"The Chinese government has been seeking the peaceful reunification with the utmost efforts and sincerity."

"We always suggest to resume dialogue and talks across the straits on the basis of one-China principle and safeguard peace and stability in the region," he said.

"We carried our significant contacts between the two sides this year, promoted exchanges in trade, economic and cultural fields, eased the tense situation across the straits and pushed the cross-Strait relations toward peace and stability."

"Only if the Taiwan authority recognize the one-China principle, the cross-Strait dialogue and talks could be resumed immediately," Kong said.

However, the Taiwan authority rejected our sincerity and stick to its separatism stance of seeking "Taiwan Independence", continuously hinder cross-Strait relations and carried out separatist activities without restraint, Kong noted.

All of those posed threat to China's national sovereignty and territory integrity, forged the largest obstacle for cross-Strait relations and most vital threat to peace and stability in the region, he said.

The spokesman said those proposal confused right and wrong, urging the Taiwan authority to stop separatism activities and give up the "Taiwan Independence".

"Only in that way, peace and stability across the straits could be safeguarded," he said.

Source: Xinhua



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