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Chinese Compatriots Against Push for "Taiwan independence"

Chinese compatriots living in Botswana expressed their resolute opposition to the Chen Shui-bian authority pushing for a "referendum on joining UN" and "joining the UN under the name Taiwan" at a workshop jointly held by China Re-unification Association Society in Botswana (CRASB) and Botswana Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (BCGCC) at the Grand Palm Hotel in Gaborone on 23 August 2007.

Mr. Yu, who is from a Chinese company in Botswana, said Taiwan has been an inalienable part of the Chinese territory since ancient times. Both the Cairo Declaration and the Potsdam Proclamation confirmed China's sovereignty over Taiwan. Resolution 2758 adopted by the 26th Session of the UN General Assembly in 1971 stipulated clearly that the Government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal representative of China in the United Nations. More than 160 countries in the world have established diplomatic ties with China. They all recognize that there is but one China in the world with Taiwan as part of it.

Ms.Wu, representative of the Chinese women in Botswana, expressed her staunch support for the Chinese Government's efforts in pushing cross-Strait relations towards peace and stability as well as being ready to curb any reckons move aimed at "Taiwan independence". She firmly believed that all the Chinese compatriots around the world would never allow Taiwan secessionists to separate Taiwan from China under any name and with any means.

Refering to Chen Shui-bian authorities' push for "joining the UN under the name of Taiwan", a representative from Taiwan Business people in Botswana said that any provocative attempt to seek "Taiwan independence" is doomed to fail. UN is an international organization in which only sovereign states can participate. As part of China, Taiwan is not qualified, in whatever name, to "participate in" the UN for which statehood is a requirement. We believe the Chinese government and people will continue winning understanding and support from the UN and its member states in our righteous cause of safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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