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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang's Comment on the 13th Rejection of Motions including Taiwan Joining the UN by the General Committee of the 60th UN General Assembly
2005-09-14

In the early morning of September 14th, the General Committee of the UN General Assembly refused to include into the agenda of the current session such motions as "Taiwan's representation in the UN". This is the 13th time since 1993 that the General Committee rejected such motions.

There is only one China in the world. Taiwan, as a part of China, cannot join the UN whose members are sovereign states. Any action which runs counter to the principles and purposes of the UN Charter, UN Resolution 2758 and universally-recognized one China principle is impossible to gain support from a vast number of UN member states.

To realize peaceful reunification of the motherland is in the fundamental interests of all Chinese people including Taiwan compatriots. The Chinese Government always makes the utmost efforts with the greatest sincerity to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification. This year, under the concerted efforts of relevant parties, cross-straits exchanges have made major progress and the situation across straits has eased. The Taiwan authorities, however, in disregard of our sincerity, still put forward the above-mentioned motions to the UN instead of putting an end to secessionist activities. The Taiwan authorities should stop all secessionist activities and come back to the one China principle.

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