China says Taiwan has no right to join the United Nations after the United States was urged to become more involved in the world body.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken regretted in a 50th anniversary statement that that the UN General Assembly should recognize Beijing as the representative of China and not Taipei, that Taiwan has been increasingly marginalized on the world stage.
« As the international community is faced with an unprecedented number of complex and global problems, it is for everyone involved critical to addressing these issues, « said Blinken.
» Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UN system is not a political but a pragmatic issue.
If Taiwan’s foreign ministers face a fight to the end in an impending war warns with China, we should be careful.
Taiwan isn’t waiting for mainland China to attack; as far as he is concerned, the struggle has already begun.
« Therefore, we encourage all UN member states to join in and support Taiwan’s robust and meaningful participation throughout the UN system and in the international community. »
China regards Taiwan – where nationalist forces fled in 1949 after losing a civil war to the communists – as a province awaiting reunification, with violence if necessary.
It responded to Mr Blinken’s statement, in which she stressed her position that Taiwan’s government has no place on the global diplomatic stage.
« Taiwan has no right to join the United Nations, » Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office in Beijing, told reporters.
« The United Nations is an international government organization made up of sovereign states … Taiwan is part of China. »
US President Joe Biden said last Week in a television forum that the United States is ready to defend Taiwan against any Chinese invasion.
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These comments were swiftly rejected by the White House amid warnings from China, and a strategy of ambiguity continued as to whether it would intervene militarily if China attacks.
In 1979, the United States shifted recognition of China on Beijing. At that time, however, Congress approved the Taiwan Relations Act, which made it compulsory for arms to be supplied to the island for self-defense.
In his statement, however, he emphasized the democratic requirements of the island of 24 million people.
» Taiwan has become a democratic success story, « said Blinken. « We are one of the many UN member states who regard Taiwan as a valued partner and trustworthy friend. » > He noted that Taiwan has received praise for its « world-class » response to COVID-19 – which the island largely spared after its early response – and that tens of millions of passengers pass through Taiwanese airports every year.
« We stand willing to work with all like-minded partners to bring our expertise to international organizations, mechanisms and events. «
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