The resolution was introduced despite the fact that the UN General Assembly rejected Taiwan's latest effort to gain a seat in the UN in September. Taiwan, which officially refers to itself as the Republic of China, was kicked out of the UN in 1971 by General Assembly Resolution 2758 [PDF text] and replaced by the People's Republic of China as the representative of China. This is the 15th straight year that Taiwan's application for UN membership has been rejected. AFP has more.
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