Talk:United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758

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Vote[edit]

What was the vote on Resolution 2758? Which members voted for/voted against/abstained? 24.54.208.177 20:16, 20 November 2005 (UTC)

I would like to know this, but unfortunately I cannot find the answer yet.--Jusjih 12:43, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
I second this request. It would be very useful to know which supported, voted against and possible abstentions. Neil the Cellist 02:52, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

I have the voting record. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.45.154.142 (talk) 20:01, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Detailed Voting:  Country A ARGENTINA A BAHRAIN A BARBADOS A COLOMBIA A CYPRUS A FIJI A GREECE A INDONESIA A JAMAICA A JORDAN A LEBANON A LUXEMBOURG A MAURITIUS A PANAMA A QATAR A SPAIN A THAILAND A Count 17 N AUSTRALIA N BOLIVIA N BRAZIL N CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC N CHAD N CONGO (LEOPOLDVILLE) N COSTA RICA N DAHOMEY N DOMINICAN REPUBLIC N EL SALVADOR N GABON N GAMBIA N GUATEMALA N HAITI N HONDURAS N IVORY COAST N JAPAN N KHMER REPUBLIC N LESOTHO N LIBERIA N MADAGASCAR N MALAWI N MALTA N NEW ZEALAND N NICARAGUA N NIGER N PARAGUAY N PHILIPPINES N SAUDI ARABIA N SOUTH AFRICA N SWAZILAND N UNITED STATES N UPPER VOLTA N URUGUAY N VENEZUELA N Count 35 Y AFGHANISTAN Y ALBANIA Y ALGERIA Y AUSTRIA Y BELGIUM Y BHUTAN Y BOTSWANA Y BULGARIA Y BURMA Y BURUNDI Y BYELORUSSIAN SSR Y CAMEROON Y CANADA Y CEYLON Y CHILE Y CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) Y CUBA Y CZECHOSLOVAKIA Y DEMOCRATIC YEMEN Y DENMARK Y ECUADOR Y EGYPT Y EQUATORIAL GUINEA Y ETHIOPIA Y FINLAND Y FRANCE Y GHANA Y GUINEA Y GUYANA Y HUNGARY Y ICELAND Y INDIA Y IRAN Y IRAQ Y IRELAND Y ISRAEL Y ITALY Y KENYA Y KUWAIT Y LAOS Y LIBYAN ARAB REPUBLIC Y MALAYSIA Y MALI Y MAURITANIA Y MEXICO Y MONGOLIA Y MOROCCO Y NEPAL Y NETHERLANDS Y NIGERIA Y NORWAY Y PAKISTAN Y PERU Y POLAND Y PORTUGAL Y ROMANIA Y RWANDA Y SENEGAL Y SIERRA LEONE Y SINGAPORE Y SOMALIA Y SUDAN Y SWEDEN Y SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC Y TOGO Y TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Y TUNISIA Y TURKEY Y UGANDA Y UKRAINIAN SSR Y USSR Y UNITED KINGDOM Y UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA Y YEMEN Y YUGOSLAVIA Y ZAMBIA Y Count 76 MLDIVES OMAN CHINA Grand Count 131 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.45.154.142 (talk) 20:40, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Short resolution?[edit]

Is it just me, or is this resolution really short? Yes, I tried confirming this, but the official UN resolutions site is currently down and obviously there's possible bias by looking at TaiwanDocuments.org , or even examining the resolution provided on Wikipedia. (No, I'm not saying that Wikipedia sucks, on the contrary, I love this website) Neil the Cellist 02:55, 18 November 2006 (UTC)

It's not atypical for these kinds of resolutions to be short. This is because it's not really setting up a program or the like, but merely saying "The PRC represents China, the ROC does not". It's decision on a particular question, rather than the addressing of a problem, so all that's needed is the decision and a bit of justification, and you've got a resolution. Knight of Truth (talk) 20:05, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit]

According to the "Controversy" section, ROC government claims that the expulsion was illegally, because the Resolution 2758 has violated Article 6 of UN Charter.

However, a case can be made that ROC was recognized as the sole legitimate Chinese government, replacing imperial Ching government in 1912,

There was and is a state named China both before and after 1912: because the number of states didn't increase; and that ROC inherited all rights and obligations of Ching government.

In 1949, CCP overthrew KMT's ROC government and established PRC government. PRC asked other states to recognize that "there is only one China" and that " PRC government was the sole legitimate government of China".

In 1971, Resolution 2758 was adopted by UN General Assembly, expelling ROC government and transferring UN China seat to PRC government and recognizing PRC as the sole legitimate government of China.

This clearly indicates that PRC was succeeded ROC in 1949 just in the same manner that ROC succeeded imperial Ching government in 1912.

I suggest that the aforementioned information should be integrated into the main article.

Siyac 10:00, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

This is clearly not the case, because the UN did not exist back in 1912, so the ROC never replaced Imperial China as a member of the UN.

--Damifb (talk) 14:19, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

The vast majority of the world's population and country disagrees that tiny Taiwan of 20 million can represent a nation of 1.4 billion.

It is so clear that Chiang Kai Shek's government is unlawful and violates UN Charter according to the UN Resolution 2758 therefore China's seat was restored to People's Republic of China. Accroding to the UN Resolution 2758 there is only one government that represents China, which is the People's Republic of China, unlike the case of West and East Germany and North/South Korea, UN Resolution 2758 sets the rule to make ROC impossible to re-enter UN.

-"Decides to restore all its rights to the People's Republic of China and to recognize the representatives of its Government as the only legitimate representatives of China to the United Nations, and to expel forthwith the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek from the place which they unlawfully occupy at the United Nations and in all the organizations related to it."

However, Taiwan is still trying to enter UN by asking countries that have diplomatic relation with it to attempt to apply membership in the UN General Assembly each year since 90's. Whether such effort by Taiwan would succeed or not, there are two factors number one is PRC's anti-succession law and number two is Taiwanese seperation from the ROC (ROC is not recognized by the UN).

doubts[edit]

the UN resolution in this article called the previous government "unlawful" yet although it is too late now, we must consider that before the civil war the government called roc was a "permanent member" so as permanent they cannot be voted out. they were representatives until the civil war for around four years see quote below. so even if we assume the communist government deserves representation in UN, [which is dubious considering the civil war] as representing china's citizens the communist prc should be like Portugal membership not a security council member. the failure of USA and Britian and France to prevent this injustice seems to be a stain on the UN but too late now all we can do is talk 185.120.124.1 (talk) 18:45, 9 May 2017 (UTC)

+quote "The Republic of China had been a member of the United Nations from the organization’s formation in 1945, at which time it still governed all of China. However, in 1949, the R.O.C. government was expelled from the mainland by the Communist Party, the founders of the People’s Republic of China."

Controversy[edit]

There are some references to "military occupation" and weasel words like "simply" in this section that smell very POV. Needs some cleanup -- 190.40.57.18 (talk) 03:20, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

It should be mentioned how PRC's exclusion from the UN prevented nearly 25% of the world's population from being represented by their government because of Western greediest and preference for tiny KMT Taiwan.

Scholars are divided on the line of reasoning above. Some scholars believe that totalitarian regimes don't 'represent' their people, and their governments are not legitimate. PRC government is one of them. In this view, Chinese people lacks representation in the UN to this today; only CCP is represented in the UN. It is only out of practical considerations, not moral grounds, that UN admitted CCP representatives in the UN. The same thing can be said about North Korea. --Happyseeu (talk) 02:06, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

This is nonsense. You are basically saying Communist party members aren't Chinese. You forget that the party has 80 million people, all working together under a common name. Of course, different views persist, there is even the United Front, factions which have split of the Guomindang. The army serving the country consists of Chinese volunteers, sons and daughters of citizens. How dare you say that the Chinese government is not legitimate? Being able to put a tick on a paper solves all problems, doesn't it? The biggest democracy in the world has so basic everyday life issues compared to China. And don't even talk about morals. Look at your beloved legitimate governments, how do people there really come to power from. --2.245.155.13 (talk) 06:52, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Stop POV pushing[edit]

User:82.170.31.188 would you please stop POV pushing of what wasn't said in the resolution? --WinHunter (talk) 08:24, 29 June 2006 (UTC)

I tried to clarify the process re: formal expulsion and the ROC's de facto expulsion. This process probably needs to be explained in more detail in the article. I typed the latest edit off the top of my head.--Jiang 07:29, 30 June 2006 (UTC)
Sure, your clarification looks fine. I made some minor modifications though, you can check if it is ok. --WinHunter (talk) 07:40, 30 June 2006 (UTC)

clarification needed[edit]

what, in the opinion of the United Nations General Assembly, is the definition of "China"? According to our China article, China is "a cultural region, an ancient civilization, and, depending on perspective, a national or multinational entity extending over a large area in East Asia". Now, last time I checked, UN membership wasn't for ancient civilizations or cultural regions, but for sovereign states. It would seem likely that the General Assembly has a notion of "China" as a "national entity", but how is that defined? Does it include a definition along the lines of territory, or ethnicity? If so, what is it? If they don't clarify what they mean by "China", the resolution is semantically empty, or worse, open to interpretation according to the tastes of each reader. dab (𒁳) 14:09, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

In the parlance of the UN, China = PRC. Thankfully they do not refer to states based on what their respective Wikipedia articles say. L talk 06:00, 17 July 2009 (UTC)
Has UN sovereignty over China? if no, how can UN adjudge China belong to whom? To my opinion, this was an anti-international law act with the foreign super power, totally illegal. --SH9002 (talk) 23:00, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
If you ask me, the lack of specific reference was deliberate. If they admit Taiwan to the UN, that implies they reject China's position. On the other hand if they define Chinese territory as including Taiwan, they take China's side. As long as they're both claiming one another's territory it's difficult to step in impartially. Suppose that both China and Taiwan renounced their claims, I bet that the UN would accept Taiwan's application straight away. 203.217.150.69 (talk) 04:22, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

- This resolution was raised by Albania, which ran Maoist political streamline at the time and PRC supported it financially. So unlawful government of Chiang Kai Shek meant Republic of China at the time this resolution passed in UN to legally prevent ROC to be recognized by this international body and the related international court judgment and replaced by PRC and thereafter till now.

In the resolution, I'm quite sure "China" refers to the people of China and the country as a political division, as distinct from other countries. It then goes on to say that the government calling itself the People's Republic of China is the representative of that political entity. Knight of Truth (talk) 20:08, 21 October 2011 (UTC)

File talk:Voting res 2758.png[edit]

The map shows, amongst other things:

  • Western Sahara (then a Spanish colony);
  • Southwest Africa (now Namibia and then a SA colony);
  • British Honduras (now Belize and then a British colony),

all expressing a view (yes, no or abstain) on the UN "China" vote. How can this be accurate? On what basis is it claimed that these territories were regarded as having expressed any vote on the matter? They were I believe all on the UN list for de-colonisation at the time. Moreover, if these territories get counted then how come Greenland does not. In my opinion, none of them should as I don't believe this is accurate. There are likely other discrepancies too. Frenchmalawi (talk) 14:59, 5 August 2013 (UTC)

I think Namibia wasn't an integral part of South Afrika, was it? (some kind of border line would look better) How to treat the British and French territories? Were they represented in the UN by the main country? Bangladesh is a not that easy case, the declaration of independence had been before, but it hadn't been recognized by the date of the assembly, so it should stay coloured. I've added some more lines to parts of NO, DK, ES. --androl (talk) 20:55, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

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History yet omitting much[edit]

The article may be accurate history but omits so much that would be informative. "17 UN members" - like who? Given the ongoing cold war and other heavy-weight manipulations, it is not an inconsequential point! In fact, it could easily be perceived that someone doesn't want any "prejudicial content" disturbing a desired narrative. Shenme (talk) 01:41, 25 October 2016 (UTC)