UN Resolution 2758, passed in 1971, still carries ramifications for Taiwan today
Date: Oct 18, 2015
By: Han Cheung / Staff reporter
Taiwan in Time: Oct.19 to Oct. 25
Taiwan is one of a handful countries in the world not a member of the UN,
stemming back to Oct. 25, 1971 when UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 was ratified in a two-thirds vote.
The resolution, sponsored by Albania, recognized the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as “the only legitimate representative of China to the United Nations” and expelled “the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek [蔣介石] from the place which they unlawfully occupy at the United Nations and in all the organizations related to it.”
The issue was that after the Chinese Civil War, the PRC under the Chinese Communist Party gained control of China, with Chiang’s Republic of China (ROC) government under the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) relegated to Taiwan and other minor islands. Yet both governments continued to claim to be the legitimate ruler of both China and Taiwan. [FULL STORY]