Foreign Ministry Spokesman Kong Quan on the Rejection of Taiwan's "Participation" in the UN
2002-09-12 17:36
The General Committee of the 57th Session the United Nations General Assembly in the early morning of 12 September rejected the proposal by Gambia and a few other countries which called for the inclusion of the so-called question of Taiwan's "participation" in the UN in the agenda of the current session. The Taiwan Authorities, for the tenth time, failed in the attempt to create "two Chinas" or "one China, one Taiwan" in the UN. This fully reflects the firm determination of the vast majority of the UN members to abide by the UN Charter and adhere to the One China principle. It also demonstrates that the separatist activities by the Taiwan Authorities are against the popular will and are doomed to failure.

There is only one China in the world. Both the Mainland and Taiwan belong to one China and its sovereignty and territorial integrity brook no division. We want to solemnly warn the separatist forces of Taiwan not to misjudge the situation and urge them to immediately stop all separatist activities. We also ask the handle of countries to earnestly abide by the UN Charter and stop activities that undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.