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Beijing Claims :China Has Sovereignty Over Taiwan ?

BEIJING CLAIMS :
"CHINA HAS SOVEREIGNTY OVER TAIWAN"

9 Cases (January 30,1996-August 31,2000)

No. Time Speaker Occasion Content Source
1 1/30/96 Li Peng Seminar sponsored by State Council Taiwan Affairs Office on one-year anniversary of Jiang Zemin's statement "Continual Efforts for Accomplishing the Grand Mission of Unification of the Motherland" For reasons known to all, the Mainland and Taiwan have not unified, but Taiwan is an inseparable part of China's territory and China has indisputable sovereignty over Taiwan. Xinhua News Agency, January 30
2 1/31/96 Director of Taiwan Affairs Office, State Council One-year anniversary of Jiang Zemin's statement "Continual Efforts for Accomplishing the Grand Mission of Unification of the Motherland" Though Taiwan and Mainland China have not unified, Taiwan's status as a part of China's territory has never changed, nor will it be allowed to change. China has indisputable sovereignty over Taiwan. Xinhua News Agency, January 31
3 11/27/98 Jiang Zemin Meeting with Japanese Communist Party Presidium Chair Tetsuzo Fuwa Taiwan is an issue between Chinese people, an issue of sovereignty. Japan should respect that Taiwan is China's domestic issue. United Daily News, November 28, page 13
4 7/11/99 Director of Taiwan Affairs Office, State Council Comment on Lee Teng-hui's new "separatist" remarks Though the two sides of the Taiwan Strait have not unified, Taiwan's status as a part of China's territory has not changed. That China has sovereignty over Taiwan has not changed either. These facts are recognized by most countries in the world. Xinhua News Agency, July 11
5 7/12/99 Zhu Bangzao, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Comment on Lee Teng-hui's "separatist" remarks Though the two sides of the Taiwan Strait have not unified, Taiwan's status as a part of China's territory has not changed, nor shall it be allowed to change. That China has sovereignty over Taiwan has not changed either, nor will it change. The Taiwan issue cannot be postponed indefinitely. The unification of China will eventually come true. China News Service, July 12
6 7/15/99 Chen Yunlin The 6th Conference of Directors of China Council for Promoting Peaceful Reunification Though the two sides of the Taiwan Strait have not unified, Taiwan's status as a part of China's territory has not changed. That China has sovereignty over Taiwan has not changed either. "One China" and "one sovereignty" are indisputable. China News Service, July 15
7 8/12/99 CCP Central Office for Taiwan Affairs, Propaganda Bureau; State Council, Taiwan Affairs Office, Information Bureau Commentary on the Taiwan authority's "special state-to-state relationship" - One China is an indisputable fact. Though the two sides of the Taiwan Straits have not yet been unified, the fact that Taiwan remains a part of China's territory remains unchanged. China has sovereignty over Taiwan - and this fact remains unchanged. The two sides are de facto one China. Xinhua News Agency, August 12
8 8/19/99 Qin Huasun In a letter to the UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on China's principle and position regarding the Taiwan issue. Though the two sides of the Taiwan Straits remain divided, the fact that Taiwan is part of China's territory remains unchanged. The fact that China has sovereignty over Taiwan remains unchanged. The two sides by no means are two states. Xinhua News Agency, August 20
9 2/21/2000 State Council, Taiwan Affairs Office; State Council, Information Office "One China principle and the Taiwan issue" Though the two sides remain divided, the fact that Taiwan is a part of China's territory remains unchanged. Subsequently, the fact that China has sovereignty over Taiwan remains unchanged as well. Xinhua News Agency, Feb. 21