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 China and the United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ROC in the UN The Republic of China (ROC) was one of the founding members of the United Nations and a permanent member of the Security Council from its creation in 1945.
In 1952, the ROC complained to the UN against the Soviet Union for violating the Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Alliance of 14 August 1945 and the Charter of the United Nations.
From the 1960s onwards, nations friendly to the PRC, led by Albania, moved an annual resolution in the General Assembly to transfer China's seat at the UN from the ROC to the PRC. /wiki/China_and_the_United_Nations   (1336 words)

 United Nations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: China and the United Nations, Israel and the United Nations, Soviet Union and the United Nationsand United States and the United Nations
The current United Nations headquarters building was constructed in New York City (the building does not however belong to the United States) in 1949 and 1950 beside the East River on land purchased by an 8.5 million dollar donation from John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The United Nations (UN) is an international organization that describes itself as a "global association of governments facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, and social equity." It was founded in 1945 by 51 states, replacing The League of Nations. /wiki/United_Nations   (5708 words)

 United States Encyclopedia Article @ (Launch Base)
The post-war era in the United States was defined internationally by the beginning of the Cold War in the late 1940s, when the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR) attempted to expand their own global influence, with the U.S. representing democracy and capitalism, and the USSR Communism and a centrally planned economy.
Later, the United States Constitution was ratified by the Constitutional Convention in 1787 to establish a federal union of sovereign states and the federal government to operate that union.
The federal government of the United States is comprised of a Legislative Branch (led by Congress), an Executive Branch (led by the President), and a Judicial Branch (led by the Supreme Court). /encyclopedia/United_States   (4951 words)

 Position Paper of the People's Republic of China on the United Nations Reforms - The Millennium Summit and Its Follow-Up - Global Policy Forum
China welcomes and supports the reforms of the UN in economic and social fields, and is of the view that the reforms should comply with the orientations, principles, objectives and emphasis defined by the relevant UNGA resolutions, and should be government-led.
China is in favor of strengthening the universality of the BTWC and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).- The States Parties to the BTWC should observe the consultation, cooperation and investigation mechanism of the Convention, which is a main means to deal with the alleged use of biological weapons.
China opposes the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems, supports the strengthening of the current international non-proliferation regime and calls for the resolution of proliferation issues within the framework of international law by political and diplomatic means. /msummit/millenni/2005/chinaposition.htm   (4994 words)

 China’s First Manned Spacecraft Carried United Nations Flag
The flags were presented to the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in Vienna, Ambassador Zhang Yan by the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna, Antonio Maria Costa, on behalf of the Secretary-General, at a formal ceremony held on 4 September 2003 at the Vienna International Centre.
He further stated that his nation considered the United Nations flag a potent symbol of that ideal and was grateful to the Secretary-General for allowing the use of the flags on the mission.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) implements the decisions of the General Assembly and of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and its two Subcommittees, the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee and the Legal Subcommittee. /unis/pressrels/2003/os268.html   (586 words)

 China One Child Policy
Today China is faced with problems such as unemployment and underemployment in the countryside, the spread of pollution in the air and water and increased urbanization.
An example of the harshness of China's population control laws is the case of one woman who was pregnant with her second child.
In China, married couples are only allowed to have one child; the policy that states this is called the One Child Policy. /cur/kane97/P6/eep6/eep6.html   (671 words)

 United Nations, China Discuss Implementation of Crime-related Conventions
He expressed satisfaction about China ratifying the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) and signing the Convention against Corruption.
Wu is heading the Chinese delegation at the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, currently meeting in Vienna.
In March 2004, the Tenth National People’s Congress amended the Chinese Constitution, introducing the clause of “respecting and safeguarding human rights”, making this requirement an important principle in both political and legal life in China. /unis/pressrels/2004/uniscp487.html   (211 words)

 United Nations to Visit China - Chinese Culture
And later this year, China is opening its doors for a UN inspection of their detention facilities.
Monday, August 29, 2005, UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Louise Arbour will be making her first trip to China in hopes the Chinese government will finally ratify the UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights.
China singed the latest version of the Convention in 1998 but has yet to ratify, or adopt, it. /ArticlesP/art35105.asp   (512 words)

 China Signs Human Rights Accord at United Nations
Taiwan represented China at the United Nations until it was replaced by Beijing in 1971.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China signed Monday an important international convention on civil and political rights that guarantees freedom of expression, a fair trial and protection against torture and arbitrary arrests.
China's promise to sign the covenant, first announced in January and then confirmed in March, was widely seen as a trade-off for U.S. agreement not to sponsor a resolution this year condemning China at the U.N. Human Rights Commission in Geneva. /jue/chinanews/archives/docs/981005.html   (538 words) China frees Muslim on eve of visit from Rice
The United States and China still have not officially resumed a human rights dialogue that broke off last year, but the two moves on Thursday reflected what American officials said was an increased tempo of discussions on the subject.
He said China had clarified that religious education for minors was consistent with Chinese law and issued regulations allowing worship at home in "family churches" without their being registered.
China responded with a critical report about human rights in the United States. /dn/view/0,1249,600119511,00.html   (376 words)

 Speech by Ambassador Wang Guangya, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, at Princeton University
China is slightly larger than the United States in size, but its population is 1.3 billion and it is still increasing.
Speech by Ambassador Wang Guangya, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, at Princeton University
About 60 years ago, drawing on the lessons of WWII, President Franklin Roosevelt and his colleagues blueprinted and founded the United Nations. /eng/xw/t84136.htm   (1948 words) - China cautious on Iraq action - September 14, 2002
The words reinforce China's initial response to United States President George Bush's tough speech on Iraq to the U.N. China had urged the United States to seek a U.N.-backed solution to the Iraqi situation.
Analysts had suggested China could provide some support to the United States in exchange for possible sizeable concessions at a later date.
UNITED NATIONS -- China, a key United Nations Security Council member, has hinted it would not support unilateral military action against Iraq. /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/east/09/14/china.iraq   (511 words)

 Taiwan and the United Nations
We thus appeal to the rest of the world, and particularly the United States and Europe, to live up to the principles of universality and democracy on which the United Nations were founded, accept Taiwan as a full and equal partner, and recognize it under the heading of a new "One Taiwan, One China" policy.
Considering that the restoration of the lawful rights of the People's Republic of China is essential both for the protection of the Charter of the United Nations and for the cause that the United Nations must serve under the Charter,
Why Taiwan should join the UN The establishment of the United Nations in 1945 began a new era in international relations, and prompted a long series of declarations of independence in Asia and Africa. /un-2001.htm   (1253 words)

 China opposes "Taiwan in UN" move(08/17/05)
Criticizing such a move as a "brazen violation" of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and in defiance of General Assembly resolution 2758, Wang said the Chinese Government and people strongly condemned and opposed such a gross encroachment on China's internal affairs.
Thus the issue of China's representation in the United Nations was solved once and for all.
Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Wang Guangya expressed China's firm opposition to the request by several countries to consider the "Taiwan participation in the UN" issue at the upcoming session of the General Assembly. /eng/zt/twwt/t207512.htm   (465 words)

 Country Overview: United Nations Volunteers in China
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme began its collaboration with China in 1981, concentrating mainly in the areas of education and language training.
BIVA was established in 2000 with the support of the China International Centre for Technical and Economic Exchanges (CICETE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in order to strengthen cooperation and exchanges between the UN, developing countries, civil society organizations and academic institutions.
The United Nations General Assembly designated 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers. /Infobase/articles/2003/03_01_10CHN_overview.htm   (579 words)

 The Republic of China and the United Nations, 1995
The Republic of China and the United Nations, 1995
When the United Nations (UN) was established in 1945, the Republic of China (ROC) was one of its founding members, and a permanent member of its Security Council.
Both the Taiwan area and mainland China are part of China, and their respective governments have co-existed on the two sides of the Taiwan Straits for almost half a century. /press/gioun95.htm   (3283 words)

 China: United Nations - No press freedom for Taiwanese journalists
It leaves the question whether the United Nations do not act upon double standards considering that in the past the UN has granted observer status for example to the PLO and SWAPO.
The United Nation must not founder under the pressure of the People's Republic of China, but must remain loyal to its own principles.
The UN administration in Geneva should reconsider its decision and act in the sense of the principles of human rights, in particular press freedom, by accrediting journalists and allowing them to access events which are hosted by the United National. /press/pr2005/0505/050518china.htm   (368 words)

 Multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General- TREATY I-XIV--2.asp
The Hungarian People's Republic calls attention to the fact that articles XIII and XIV of the Agreement are at variance with resolution 1514 on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations at its XVth session on 14 December 1960.
Note: The Agreement was approved by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at its fifth session, held at Florence from 22 May to 17 June 1950, in a resolution
On 6 and 10 June 1997, respectively, the Governments of China and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland notified the Secretary-General of the following: /ENGLISH/bible/englishinternetbible/partI/chapterXIV/treaty2.asp   (1238 words)

 Bush, Hu Continue U.S.-China Dialogue at United Nations
At the same time, China will continue to step up its efforts to protect intellectual properties, and will certainly enhance our efforts in fighting all kinds of violations in this regard.  And we're going to protect the legitimate rights and interests of all international intellectual property rights owners, including those in the United States.
President Bush met with Chinese President Hu Jintao in New York September 13 during the United Nations General Assembly meetings.
For more information on President Bush’s meetings in New York, see The United Nations at 60. /xarchives/display.html?p=washfile-english&y=2005&m=September&x=20050914114157ajesrom0.1213953&t=livefeeds/wf-latest.html   (352 words)

 Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the UN
Wang Guoqiang, Vice Minister of National Population and Family Planning Commission of China, at the 39th Session of the UN Commission on Population and Development (2006-04-04)
Statement by Ambassador CHENG Jingye, Head of the Chinese Delegation, at the 2006 Substantive Session of United Nations Disarmament Commission (2006-04-10)
China Deposited its Instrument of Ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism to the UN (2006-04-19) /eng   (255 words)

Resolution on the Representation of China in the United Nations, Adopted by the 1913th plenary session of General Assembly on 20 November 1970 by a vote of 66-52-7
Mutual Defense Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of China, Signed at Washington, 2 December 1954, Entered into Force 3 March 1955 by the exchange of instruments of ratification at Taipei.
John Leighton Stuart, United States Ambassador to China, to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Chairman of the National Government of the Republic of China, informing him of the situation in Taiwan, "Memorandum on the Situation in Taiwan," April 18, 1947 /acad/intrel/china.htm   (4759 words)

 Resolution Against China at the United Nations Comes Up for Vote (CTC)
Resolution Against China at the United Nations Comes Up for Vote (CTC)
United States delegation in Geneva to ensure the votes for the China
The strong and coordinated efforts of the European Union and the United /en/wtnarchive/1995/3/6_1.html   (479 words)

 United Nations Obstructed From Censuring China on Human Rights China Uses "Divisive" North-South Tactic
Despite the failure of the United Nations to censure China at this year's
concerns at the United Nations until China is made accountable for the
Union, United States, Japan and other countries was blocked by a procedural /en/wtnarchive/1996/4/24_1.html   (669 words)
Urges that Republic of China on Taiwan be allowed full membership in United Nations. /95reg/measures/scr1.dir/   (122 words)

 Governments on the WWW: China (People's Republic)
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations in New York
Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations in Geneva
Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York, United States of America /govt/en/cn.html   (417 words)

 United Nations Supports China's Population Program with Another $27 Million
NEW YORK, February 2, 2006 ( - The executive board of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) last week approved the sixth UNFPA programme of assistance to China, totalling $27 million over five years. 
United Nations Supports China's Population Program with Another $27 Million
D'Agostino noted that the news about China's forced abortions is wide-spread and was as recently as September reported on in Time magazine. /ldn/2006/feb/06020202.html   (223 words)

 United Nations Video Conferences, Spring 2003
Liu Hongyang, Minister Counsellor, Political, Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations
Huang Xueqi, Minister Counsellor, Trade, Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations
Chair: Ambassador Kamal, President, The Ambassador's Club at the United Nations /un/2003/vcunfall2003.asp   (167 words)

 United Nations member states - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There were 51 founding members of the United Nations (shown in bold), of which 49 are either still in the organization or had their seat taken by a successor state (e.g.
The island nations of the Cook Islands and Niue, while self-governing in their domestic affairs, have their foreign affairs represented by New Zealand, and therefore do not have UN membership.
By definition, only sovereign states can be members of the United Nations General Assembly, the universal decision-making body of the United Nations. /wiki/United_Nations_member_states   (1444 words)

 Yang Liwei presents UN flag to Annan
Yang Liwei (left), China's first astronaut, presents a UN flag to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan May 19, 2004 at the UN headquarters in New York.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (C) is presented with a UN flag which flew with Col. Yang Liwei (holding flag, 2nd from L) on China's first manned space mission, at UN headquarters in New York, May 19, 2004.
United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan (R) is presented with a UN flag which flew with Col. Yang Liwei (L) on China's first manned space mission, at UN headquarters in New York, May 19, 2004. /english/doc/2004-05/20/content_332142.htm   (263 words)

 United Nations: Security Council Expresses 'Shock and Dismay' at Bombing
fter weeks on the political periphery of the Kosovo crisis, the United Nations Security Council made a dramatic return to diplomatic center stage early Saturday, as an outraged China denounced the United States and its NATO allies for their bombing of its embassy in Belgrade and demanded an immediate halt to the air strikes.
China, which as one of five permanent Council members has a veto over formal actions and statements, usually permits the United States, Britain and France to work out positions with Russia, and accedes to their consensus view.
China is seen as a cautious, rather judicious Council member that supports most diplomatic resolutions to military conflicts. /library/world/europe/050999kosovo-un-china.html   (845 words)

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