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China welcomes Parlacen’s revocation of Taiwan’s observer status

Beijing, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) The National People's Congress (NPC) of China on Tuesday expressed its appreciation for the recent decision by the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) to revoke Taiwan's permanent observer status.

A spokesperson for the Foreign Relations Commission of the legislative body said that it is ‘a correct choice that is in line with the trend of history and our times.’

The Parlacen included the NPA as its permanent observer, which translates into the recognition of the One China principle by that parliament.

Taiwan has no other status in international law than being part of China,’ and added that the island cannot join any international organization whose membership is limited to sovereign States.

The spokesman recalled that the sovereignty of the People’s Republic of China over Taiwan has been recognized by the Cairo Declaration, the Potsdam Proclamation and United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758.

The Parlacen’s decision demonstrates that any efforts to create ‘two Chinas’ or ‘one China, one Taiwan’ is doomed to fail, the spokesman said.

In this context and under this principle, the Chinese legislative body expressed its willingness to establish and enhance friendly exchanges and cooperation with the Central American Parliament.

The Parlacen headquarters is in Guatemala, one of 12 countries that still maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan and not with China.

In fact, Beijing recently urged the Guatemalan president-elect to be on the right side of history and develop bilateral relations based on the One China principle.


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