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Taiwan Defies U.S., Seeks U.N. Membership Under Debated Name

July 21, 2007

By Edward Cody 
Washington Post Foreign Service
Saturday, July 21, 2007; Page A09

BEIJING, July 21 — Brushing aside warnings from the Bush administration, the Taiwanese government of President Chen Shui-bian announced Friday that it has applied for U.N.  membership under the name Taiwan.  

Chen’s move, the latest tactic in a long campaign to promote Taiwan’s sovereignty, drew an immediate condemnation from mainland China, which has vowed to use force if necessary to prevent the self-ruled island from acquiring formal independence.

“We resolutely oppose it and will….

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