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A Chinese government spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of China called efforts by Taiwan to seek entry into the U.N. "dangerous."

In early August, a few countries sought to include the issue of Taiwan on the agenda for the 61st session of the U.N. General Assembly. For now it has been excluded.

The story on Chinese state-run Xinhua, highlights how important it is to China to play up any story that promotes their Taiwanese agenda. Consider this excerpt:

[The spokesman] said the UN's rejection demonstrated the majority of UN members believed there was only one China, and Taiwan, as part of China, was not qualified to join the United Nations in any name or through any means.

[The spokesman] said it had been proved, and it would continue to be proved that any actions breaching the tenet of the UN Charter and the Resolution 2758 of the UN General Assembly, no matter what guises they took, would have no support from the vast majority of UN member countries and were therefore doomed to failure.

Not mentioned in the article is the fact that Taiwan has had a U.N. seat which it gave up in 1971 in anticipation of a ruling that the seat belonged to the P.R.C. (the Chinese mainland.)

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