One-China principle essential for protection of UN Charter – SACP

Party reaffirms its support, says there is only one sovereign state under the name China

One-China principle essential for the protection of the United Nations Charter and the cause that the Un must serve under the Charter – SACP reaffirms this UN determination and its support for the One-China principle

20 May 2024

The South African Communist Party reaffirms its unwavering support for the One-China principle. There is only one sovereign state under the name China. The People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate representative of China and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China.

One hundred and eighty-three countries, including democratic South Africa, have established diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China – based on the One-China principle. The One-China principle expresses an unalterable historical fact which guides the diplomatic norm.

The United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2758 makes it clear that the government of the People’s Republic of China is the only lawful representative of China. This resolution, as it states in its text, “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”. As part of the resolution, the United Nations General Assembly expelled the representatives of Chiang Kai-shek from the United Nations and all the organisations related to it.  

Change of leadership in China’s region of Taiwan at any point in time, including at this moment, does not alter the historical fact that the region is an inseparable part of China. The leaders of the party called “Democratic Progressive Party” are but a regional leadership in China’s Taiwan region and must respect the UN resolution.

Issued by Alex Mohubetswane Mashilo, National Spokesperson, 20 May 2024