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Why is Taiwan ineligible for "participation in the United Nations"?

The United Nations is an international organization composed of sovereign states. Taiwan as a province of China is completely not qualified and has no right to participate in it.

Due to the well-known reasons, the Taiwan authorities illegally usurped China's UN seat for as long as 22 years. In October 1971, the 26th session of the UN General Assembly passed Resolution No. 2758. The resolution announced in the clear and definite language: the UN General Assembly "recognizes that the representative of the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal representative of China in the United Nations and that the People's Republic of China is one of the permanent members of the UN Security Council, and decides to restore all rights to the People's Republic of China and recognize the representatives of its government as the sole legal representatives of China in the United Nations Organization and immediately repel the Chiang Kai-shek's representatives from the seats of the United Nations Organization and all its affiliated agencies which they have illegally occupied." From then on, China's representation in the United Nations Organization has been thoroughly resolved politically, legally and procedurally.

What should be pointed out is that in recent years the leaders of the Taiwan authorities have been clamouring for "returning to the United Nations". It is grossly obvious that this is an attempt to split the state sovereignty, which is devoid of any legal or practical basis and is doomed to failure.

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