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Prerequisite for Taiwan to participate in int'l activity is adherence to one-China policy: Beijing

BEIJING, Sept. 23 -- The prerequisite for Taiwan to participate in any international activity is adherence to the one-China policy, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Friday.

Spokesperson Lu Kang's remarks came after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an organization under the framework of the United Nations, decided not to invite Taiwan to participate in its assembly in Canada.

Only sovereign states have the right to participate in institutions and activities within the UN framework, Lu said.

Taiwan, as an inalienable part of China, has no right to participate in the ICAO assembly, he added.

On the same day, spokesman for the State Council's Taiwan Affairs Office Ma Xiaoguang said that the reason that Taiwan cannot participate in the ICAO assembly is that Taiwan's current Democratic Progressive Party administration refuses to recognize the 1992 Consensus, which endorses the one-China principle.