The Chinese government said it “resolutely opposes” US Secretary of State Tony Blincoln’s remarks in support of Taiwan’s participation in UN agencies and “requested strict negotiations.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said that Blincoln’s remarks were “in violation of the One China Principle, the three major Sino-U.S. Joint Gazettes, their promises, and the basic principles of international relations, and gave a false signal to the independence forces of Taiwan.” He said:
When China protests through diplomatic channels on a specific issue, it uses the expression ‘strictly negotiated’.
Referring to UN General Assembly Resolution 2758, which recognized China as the only Chinese representative in the United Nations, spokesperson Zhao urged the United States to “do not give false signals to Taiwan’s independence forces in the international community, and protect the political foundation of Sino-US relations with actual actions.” I did.
Earlier, on the 26th local time, Secretary Blincoln issued a statement urging UN member states to support Taiwan’s participation in the UN system.
“We are one of many UN countries that regard Taiwan as a valuable partner and trusted friend,” Blincoln said in a statement.
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