China objects Taiwan has right to join the UN

16:35, 27 October 2021
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China said Taiwan has no right to join the United Nations after the organization supported Taiwan’s “meaningful participation” at the UN.

Recently, Taiwanese officials held a meeting with the US regarding Taiwan’s potential joining of the United Nations.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken voiced regret that Taiwan has not been allowed to participate on the world stage.

“Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UN system is not a political issue, but a pragmatic one,” He said in a statement. 

“That is why we encourage all UN member states to join us in supporting Taiwan’s robust, meaningful participation throughout the UN system and in the international community,” he added

Following the meeting and Blinken’s statements, a spokesman for the Chinese office of Taiwan Affairs in Beijing issued a statement which said that Taiwan has no right to join the organization. 

“The United Nations is an international governmental organisation composed of sovereign states … Taiwan is a part of China,” he said.

The news came amid growing tensions over Taiwan as China has increased its military jets presence over the country while the UK, Australia and the US formed a new military AUKUS block to counter China's growing influence. 

Earlier the American President Joe Biden said that the US will aid Taiwan in case China decides to attack it.