China joined the United Nations 50 years ago.
On Monday, on the 50th anniversary of China’s accession to the United Nations, Chinese President Xi Jinping said it represented a “victory for the Chinese people,” German news agency reported.
“Big Event” for “New China”
On October 25, 1971, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2758, which, according to the Chinese president, recognized the representatives of the People’s Republic of China, founded in 1949, as “the only legitimate representatives of China in the United Nations.”
He added that it was a “big event” for “New China” when it won a valid seat at the United Nations.
The Department of Political Affairs said the Chinese president did not explicitly mention Taiwan in his speech. China’s accession to the United Nations at the time meant that representatives of Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China, were excluded from the process.
Taiwan “a divided province”
The Chinese government considers Taiwan a breakaway province and does not recognize its democratically elected government. Both states were formed after the civil war in 1949, as a result of which the Communists came to power in mainland China and the Nationalists led by General Chiang Kai-shek fled to Taiwan.
The Department of Political Affairs said Beijing threatened to occupy Taiwan to achieve “reunification”.
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