The People’s Republic of China

11 July 1962

The 15th Triennial Congress of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, 8-13 July, 1962 in San Francisco, USA:

Convinced that the seating of the People’s Republic of China at the United Nations must be accomplished before an agreement on universal disarmament will be possible, and believing that the status of Taiwan must simultaneously be resolved, the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at its Fifteenth Triennial Congress meeting in San Francisco (Asilomar, California) July 8-13, 1962, urges:

1) That Taiwan be neutralized under the United Nations, and military supports be withdrawn from the National Republic of China

2) That, at the same time, all individuals be allowed to choose whether they will remain on Taiwan, return to China or go elsewhere and

3) That appropriate United Nations action be taken to provide a means for the continuing neutralization of Taiwan and for self-determination for the Taiwanese people guaranteeing that their decision is implemented.

These measures would remove the present objections to accepting the credentials of the People’s Republic of China, which should be immediately seated at the United Nations.