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Author Drun, Jessica, author

Title The distortion of UN resolution 2758 to limit Taiwan's access to the United Nations / Jessica Drun and Bonnie Glaser
Published Washington, DC : German Marshall Fund of the United States, 2022


Description 1 online resource (49 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Executive summary. -- Introduction. -- Historical context and original intent. -- PRC views and the internationalization of the "one Chine" principle. -- China and Taiwan at the UN today. -- Implications beyond Taiwan. -- US policies and views. -- Policy recommendations. -- Case study. Compelling NGOs to change references to "Taiwan" and revising historical UN documents. -- Appendices
Summary There is a campaign underway by the People's Republic of China (PRC) to reinterpret UN Resolution 2758 as based on its "One China" Principle and spread the fallacy that, through the resolution, UN member states came to a determination that Taiwan is a part of the PRC. Yet, in passing the resolution in 1971, the countries solely intended to grant the seat occupied by the Republic of China in the General Assembly and the Security Council to the PRC. This is reflected in the official historic record and meeting minutes as well as in the resolutions raised at the time for the General Assembly's consideration. The PRC understood then that the resolution did not contain the Taiwan conclusions it wanted. The PRC's efforts to rewrite Taiwan's status at the UN ramped up in the 1990s and early 2000s at the same time as the island's democratization. The PRC has since worked to "internationalize" its "One China" Principle and to conflate it with UN Resolution 2758, a revisionist shift from the original intent of the document. The PRC's efforts to constrain Taiwan at the UN have broader implications for international governance, as it shows a prioritization of one member state's national interests over the global community's
Notes "March 2022"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes "This report was made possible by the generous support of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Represen- tative Office in the United States (TECRO)."
Online resource; title from PDF cover page (GMFUS, viewed March 25, 2022)
Subject United Nations. General Assembly. Resolution 2758
United Nations -- Taiwan -- Membership
United Nations -- Membership.
United Nations
Membership requirements
Taiwan -- International status -- Government policy -- China
Form Electronic book
Author Glaser, Bonnie, author
German Marshall Fund of the United States, publisher.