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Beijing Claims : Taiwan is a Province of China ?

BEIJING CLAIMS :
"TAIWAN IS A PROVINCE OF CHINA"

35 Cases(November 15,1971-August 31,2000)

No. Time Speaker Occasion Content Source
1 11/15/71 Qiao Guanhua, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Speaking at the 28th UN General Assembly Taiwan is a province of China. The 14 million people living in Taiwan are the fellow compatriots of the Chinese people. People's Daily, November 17, page 2
2 2/27/72 The Joint U.S.-China Communique The Joint U.S.-China Communique The PRC government is the sole legitimate government representing China. Taiwan, as a province of China, has long been returned to the motherland. People's Daily, February 28, page 1
3 3/30/82 The PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs Letter to U.S. ambassador in Beijing to protest Washington creating "two Chinas" with immigration quota Taiwan is a province of China. Taiwan is by no means an independent foreign country, or a dominion, a mandate, or a UN trust land. People's Daily, March 31, page 1
4 11/20/93 Jiang Zemin, PRC President News conference after the APEC Summit The Beijing government has a consistent policy, and that is that the most important premise for the two sides in seeking peaceful unification is one China, and that China is the People's Republic of China. Taiwan is a province of the PRC. Commercial Times, Nov. 22. Page 2
5 7/1/95 The PRC Consulate General in New York Statement against the filling of Taiwan as the birthplace on U.S. passport It is widely known that Taiwan is a province of China. Therefore, Taiwan-born American citizens should fill in China as the birthplace on their passports. China News Service, July 2
6 8/8/95 Qin Huasun, PRC Permanent Representative to the UN Interview with Chinese-language press Taiwan, as a province of China, has had enough living space in the international community. Under such circumstances, Taiwan authorities' campaign to return to the UN under the pretext of expanding international space unveils their hidden motive to seek Taiwan independence and a divided China. This is certainly opposed by the PRC government and the entire Chinese people, including Taiwan fellow compatriots. China News Service, August 9
7 10/13/95 Qin Huasun, PRC Permanent Representative to the UN Letter to the UN Secretary-General Taiwan is a province of China. It is never a sovereign state. The principle of universality of the UN membership is not applicable to Taiwan. Xinhua News Agency, October 14
8 3/8/96 He Luli Speaking on behalf of the Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese Kuomintang at the 2nd plenary session of the 4th meeting, CPPCC 8th National Committee Taiwan is a province of China. The Taiwan issue is purely China’s internal affairs. Foreign countries are not allowed to interfere with this matter. Xinhua News Agency, March 8
9 6/9/96 Chi Haotian Interview when visiting Abu Dhabi Taiwan is a province of China. It is a sacred land of China territory, which can not be invaded or split. Xinhua News Agency, June 10
10 6/18/96 Tang Jiaxuan Interview with Asahi Simbun, Japan The PRC government is the sole legitimate government representing China. Taiwan is a province of China, an inseparable part of China. It is a reality recognized by the international society and also an important precondition for China to establish diplomatic relations with Japan and other countries. Dai Gong Po, June 22, page A4
11 8/4/96 Sha Zukang, PRC Disarmament Representative to Geneva Interview with Newsweek of the U.S. China promises no-first-use of nuclear weapons to any country, but this does not apply to Taiwan, because Taiwan is a province of China. United Daily News, August 6
12 9/17/96 Qin Huasun, PRC Permanent Representative to the UN Article in the Biweekly Chinese Elite Taiwan, as a province of China, has enjoyed economic, trade, cultural, and people-to-people relations with other countries. Taiwan compatriots, like all the other Chinese people in the world, have obtained their motherland's care and attention. China News Agency, September 17
13 10/16/96 Qin Huasun, PRC Permanent Representative to the UN Letter to UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali Taiwan has always been a province of China. It is not entitled to join the UN or other international governmental organizations in any form. The principle of universality of UN membership is non-applicable to Taiwan. Xinhua News Agency, October 19
14 1/30/97 Chen Yunlin Seminar on the two-year anniversary of Jiang Zemin's important statements on the Taiwan issue All Chinese people, including Taiwan compatriots, always believe that Taiwan is a province of China. Taiwan authorities defy this reality and attempt to deny Taiwan's status as a province of China in order to further sever relationship between Taiwan and the motherland. Such moves disclose Taiwan's attempts to create separation and hinder the national unification. Xinhua News Agency, January 31
15 2/26/97 Qian Qichen, Vice Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs Seminar to commemo-rate the 50th anniversary of the February 28th incident of the people in Taiwan province The so-called National Development Conference, convened by the Taiwan authorities not long ago, did not mention "one China" or national unification, but use the pretext of constitutional reform to speed up the separatist movements in order to deny Taiwan's status as a province of China. This marked a dangerous step forward in the course of splitting from the motherland. Xinhua News Agency, February 26
16 3/7/97 Qian Qichen, Vice Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs Press conference after the 5th session of the 8th National People's Congress Recently, the National Development Conference convened in Taiwan failed to mention national unification or "one China," but, instead, supported "de-institutionalizing," "freezing," or "abolishing" the Taiwan Province, which is in fact an attempt to change Taiwan's status as a province of China. China News Service, March 7
17 7/22/97 Qin Huasun Meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, stating China's grave concern on proposition by Nicaragua and a few other countries on behalf of Taiwan to accede to UN Taiwan is a province of China. Taiwan authorities are local authorities of China. Therefore, Taiwan is not entitled to join the UN in any form, or any international governmental organizations under the UN umbrella that require statehood. China News Service, July 22
18 6/27/98 Jiang Zemin Press conference after Clinton-Jiang Summit If Dalai Lama admits that Tibet is an inseparable part of China, he must at the same time accept the fact that Taiwan is a province of China. China Times, June 28, page 6
19 7/13/98 Qin Huasun Letter to UN Secretary-General on "Taiwan's representation in the UN" China (including Taiwan) has experienced significant social, economic, and political changes. Regardless of these changes, the fact that Taiwan is a province of China and that China has sovereignty over Taiwan will not change. Xinhua News Agency, July 14
20 11/8/98 Sha Zukang, Chief of Military Control Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former China's Disarmament Ambassador to Geneva Interview with Hong Kong-based Wen Wei Po The PRC opposes Taiwan to take part in the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO) in any form. KEDO, established pursuant to the U.S.-Korea nuclear framework agreement signed by two sovereign states, is formed by sovereign nations. Its board members are represented by officials of signatories. Taiwan, a province of China, is not entitled to take part in the KEDO. Wen Wei Po, November 9, page A1
21 11/16/98 Jiang Zemin Meeting with U.S. Vice President Al Gore The PRC government's policy toward Dalai Lama is clear and consistent. Dalai Lama must renounce its assertion of Tibet independence, stop the activities to split the motherland, and publicly admit that Tibet is an inseparable part of China. He must also accept the fact that Taiwan is a province of China and that the PRC government is the sole legitimate government representing China. Xinhua News Agency, November 16
22 7/21/99 Zhang Qiyue, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Regular press conference Taiwan is a province of China. China's sovereignty and territorial integrity are inseparable. The People's Liberation Army, responsible for accomplishing the sacred mission to safeguard the national sovereignty and territorial integrity, will never sit and tolerate the attempt to split the motherland. Dai Gong Po, July 21, page A2
23 8/19/99 Li Zhaoxing, Ambassador to the U.S. Press conference at the embassy No matter how the Taiwan leader is elected, it can not change the fact that Taiwan is a part of China's territory. Lee Teng-hui has clung to the presidency, but, in fact, there is no so-called president in Taiwan, because it is a province of China. Wen Wei Po, August 21, page A1
24 8/19/99 Qin Huasun, PRC Representative to the UN, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Taiwan, a province of China, is not entitled at all to join the UN or take part in any activities in the organizations under its umbrella. The Taiwan issue is different from the German issue and the Korea issue in nature. These are incomparable cases. People's Daily, August 21, page 2
25 10/25/99 Jiang Zemin, President Interview with Le Figaro, France The PRC government's policy toward Dalai Lama is consistent and clear, i.e. that he must give up Tibet independence, stop the activities to split the motherland, and publicly admit that Tibet is an inseparable part of China. He must also accept the fact that Taiwan is a province of China and that the PRC government is the sole legitimate government representing the whole China. China News Service, October 25
26 11/28/99 Li Zhaoxing, Deputy Chief of PRC Mission to WTO Ministerial Meeting in Seattle WTO meeting The PRC maintains a policy that Taiwan can only apply to join WTO under the "one China" principle as a part, a province, or an area under China or as an independent customs territory. China Times, November 30, page 1
27 12/10/99 Jiang Zemin, President and Boris Yeltsin, Russia President China-Russia Joint Statement China and Russia believe that a few countries' plan to deploy the Theater Missile Defense System in the Asia-Pacific region will jeopardize the regional peace and stability. Russia supports China's stance against any country to include Taiwan province of the PRC in the program in any form. Xinhua News Agency, December 10
28 12/16/99 Li Zhaoxing, PRC Ambassador to the U.S. Press conference after the speech at the University of Maryland, in response to questions by Taiwan media Li, meeting with delegates of the Association for Peaceful Unification of the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, said that no matter what election is held in Taiwan, the reality remains the same that Taiwan is not a country but a province of China. No matter who is elected, the Chinese people will not accept Taiwan independence. Taiwan independence is doomed to fail. Central News Agency, December 17
29 5/12/2000 Tang Jiaxuan, PRC Foreign Minister News conference in Japan The election Taiwan held not long ago was a local election in one of the provinces of China. The election results can by no means change the reality that Taiwan is part of Chinese territory. China News Service, Tokyo, May 12.
30 5/16/2000 Zhang Qiyueh, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Regular news conference Taiwan, as one province of China, is not entitled to take part in the World Health Organization nor does it have any capacity to participate in WHO meetings under any name. Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, May 16
31 6/15/2000 Chi Haotien, PRC Defense Minister Meeting with Defense Minister of Bolivia Taiwan is an inseparable part of China's territory, and a province of China. The Chinese government insists on "peaceful unification" and "one country, two systems" to resolve the Taiwan issue. Xinhwa News Agency, Beijing, June 15
32 7/13/2000 Zhu Bangzao, PRC Foreign Ministry Spokesman Press conference The UN consists of sovereign states and is an inter-governmental organization. Taiwan, a province of China, has no rights to join the UN. Wen Wei Po, July 14
33 7/14/2000 Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, National People's Congress Commenting on European Parliament's passage of "The poverty control program for western areas in China and the resolution on Tibet's future." China's policy has been consistent and clear in handling the issue of negotiation with Dalai Lama, i.e., he must really abandon the calls for Tibet independence, stop secessionist movement, and publicly announce that Tibet is an inseparable part of China and Taiwan is a province of China. The People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing the entire China. On this basis, the door for the two sides to contact is wide open. This purely belongs to China's domestic affairs. Any foreign country or party, including the European Parliament, has no right to interfere. Xinhwa News Agency, Beijing , July 14.
34 8/4/2000 Wang Yingfan, PRC Ambassador to UN Letter to UN Secretary-General. The UN consists of sovereign states and is an inter-governmental organization. Taiwan, a province of China, has no capacity to join the UN under any name or pretext or take part in any activity or program under the UN umbrella. Xinhwa News , UN , August 4
35 8/4/2000 Zhu Bangzao, PRC Foreign Ministry Spokesman Press conference Taiwan, a province of China, has no capacity to take part in the UN and its affiliated organizations. The UN is not a venue to resolve one country's domestic affairs. Xinhwa News Agency, Beijing, August 4