For the 18th time the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday (November 28) voted to keep the People's Republic of China out of the U.
For the 18th time the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday (November 28) voted to keep the People's Republic of China out of the U.N., and at the same time, to allow the Taiwan delegation to retain its seat.
The Albanian resolution, which had direct support from all other nations, was rejected by a vote of 58 against, 45 in favour and there were 17 abstentions.
In the past, the People's Republic has made it clear that it would not take a seat in the United Nations if Taiwan retained its seat.
The Communist and non-aligned nations supporting the admission of the People's Republic contended during the debate it was not a matter of admitting a new member and costing an old member, but rather, a question of deciding which government -- the People's Republic or Taiwan -- truly represents the people of China.