Taiwan is already in the United Nations

Taiwan is already in the United Nations
by Dennis Zhu
translated by Bevin Chu

Election season is here. The Green camp never seems to tire of trotting out the “Join the UN” issue. Nor is the Kuomintang willing to take a back seat. For this round it has steeled itself, and decided to play the game out to the bitter end. But if we look at the issue in all seriousness, the “Join the UN” issue is phony through and through.

China (the mainland plus Taiwan) is a founding member of the United Nations. Prior to 1971, the Republic of China represented China in the United Nations. After 1971, the People’s Republic of China successfully replaced the Republic of China, becoming China’s (the mainland plus Taiwan) legitimate representative in the United Nations. The various mainland provinces and Province of Taiwan, have from beginning to end, remained integral parts of China, so naturally they have been inside the United Nations. If Taiwan wants to join the United Nations, it must first separate from China, only then will it have any basis for joining the United Nations. If it hasn’t declared independence, yet hopes to join the UN, that is a self-contradictory position that the international community cannot accept.

The Republic of China government, not Taiwan, was forced out of the United Nations in 1971. The challenge today is to convince the Beijing authorities to allow the Taiwan authorities to join China’s delegation in the United Nations, to join forces with the mainland, and practice the diplomacy befitting a great nation.


Taiwan, a Province of China, is already in the UN

台灣仍在聯合國
祝仲康

選舉將屆,綠營又不厭其煩的祭出「入聯」議題,中國國民黨為了不甘示弱,這回吃了秤砣鐵了心,決定奉陪到底。但若認真計較起來,其實「入聯」是個如「真」包換的假議題。

中國(大陸加台灣)是聯合國創始會員國之ㄧ,民國六十年以前由中華民國作為中國在聯合國之代表。之後,中華人民共和國成功取代中華民國,成為中國(大陸加台灣)在聯合國之合法代表。大陸各省與台灣省,自始至終均為中國之ㄧ部分,自然始終處於聯合國之內。台灣若要加入聯合國,必須先宣布脫離中國,然後才具備加入聯合國之基礎,若未宣布獨立而妄想加入,是與現狀矛盾而無法為國際社會所接受的。

民國六十年自聯合國被逼退的實為中華民國,而非台灣。為今之計,應是如何說服北京當局同意台灣亦能派遣人員加入中國駐聯合國代表團,以兩岸之力,共辦大國外交。

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2 responses to “Taiwan is already in the United Nations

  1. Taiwnn and China are two separate nations. Shanghai will be a independent country in the near future! We should protest the Shanghai World Expo!

  2. The Taiwan independence advocate who posted the above message doesn’t realize it, but he’s unwittingly touched on a key issue dear to the hearts of free market anarchists such as myself, namely, the “universal right to secession.” By the same token, the City of Taipei has the right to secede from any would-be “Republic of Taiwan.” From a free market anarchist perspective, there is no lower limit on how large a political entity must be before it has the right to secede. If advocates of Taiwan independence are willing to allow others to secede from any “Republic of Taiwan” they might found, the way they demand the right to secede from China, then they should affirm their position in writing to the United Nations and other international bodies. Of course they won’t. Because Taiwan independence advocates are hypocrites who demand “independence for me, but not for thee.”

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