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Statement of NPC Foreign Affairs Committee Opposing U. S. Senate Committee Resolution on Taiwan's Access into WHO


The Foreign Affairs Committee of the U. S. Senate on November 2, 1999 passed a resolution supporting Taiwan's access into the World Health Organization(WHO). We hereby express our indignation and strong opposition to this act of the U. S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee which has disregarded China's sovereignty and seriously violated the basic international norms and the three Sino-U. S. joint communiqué.

It is known that the WHO is an inter-governmental organization which is made up of sovereign states, and that Taiwan, as a part of China, is not at all qualified to join the organization.

The U. S. government has affirmed on many occasions that it will adhere to the "one China" policy and that it will not support "the independence of Taiwan", "two Chinas," and "one China, one Taiwan", nor will it support Taiwan's access into any international organization that only admits sovereign states.

However, a small number of U. S. senators, regardless of the overall situation of Sino-U. S. relations and running counter to the commitment of the U. S. government , have grossly interfered in China's internal affairs by supporting Taiwan's access into the WHO , which supports Taiwan's attempt to create "two Chinas". The move has been detrimental to the improvement and development of Sino-U. S. relations.

We hope that the U. S. senate , proceeding from the overall situation of Sino-U. S. relations in the next century, will not allow this resolution to be passed .

We demand that the U. S. government strictly abide by the principles of the three Sino-U.S. joint communiqué and relevant commitments of the U. S. side, and explicitly oppose the resolution to facilitate the improvement and development of Sino-U. S. relations.

 


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