China firmly opposes US support of Taiwan joining UN
By Li Liang
People's Daily app


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United Nations (People’s Daily) -- In a tweet on May 1, the US mission to the United Nations gave its open support to the Taiwan region to participate in the UN.

A spokesperson for the permanent mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN said, this is a serious violation of UN General Assembly Resolution 2758, the three joint communiques between China and the United States and China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

It gravely interferes with China's internal affairs and deeply hurts the feelings of the 1.4 billion Chinese people, said the spokesperson, adding that the Chinese mission hereby expresses strong indignation and firm opposition.

There is only one China in the world. The government of the People's Republic China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China. The one-China principle enjoys popular support and meets the call of the times and represents the consensus of the international community.

UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 restored the lawful seat of the People's Republic of China at the UN stating that the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government of China, the spokesperson said.

The US mission is in no position to speak for the Taiwan region using the excuse that the UN welcomes diverse views. The United States has repeatedly used visa issuance to block or delay access of member states or civil society to UN activities. This points to the hypocrisy of the US position.

While the coronavirus is raging across the world, people of all countries are calling for international solidarity in fighting the pandemic. Political manipulation by the United States on an issue concerning China's core interests will poison the atmosphere for cooperation of member states at a time when unity and solidarity is needed the most.

The US attempt to divert attention and shift blame is futile and cannot fool the international community, the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson stressed that the Chinese government is rock solid in safeguarding China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and will never waver in its determination to uphold China's core interests.

China strongly urges the United States to abide by the one-China principle, the three joint communiques between the two countries and UNGA Resolution 2758, and immediately stop backing the Taiwan region, politicizing, and undermining international response to the pandemic.