“Imagined Territory: The Republic of China’s 1955 Veto of Mongolian Membership in the United Nations”

  title={“Imagined Territory: The Republic of China’s 1955 Veto of Mongolian Membership in the United Nations”},
  author={Keith Allan Clark II},
  journal={The Journal of American-East Asian Relations},
  • Keith Allan Clark II
  • Published 3 September 2018
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of American-East Asian Relations
In 1955, Jiang Tingfu, representing the Republic of China (roc), vetoed Mongolia’s entry into the United Nations. In the 26 years the roc represented China in the United Nations, it only cast this one veto. The roc’s veto was a contentious move because Taipei had recognized Mongolia as a sovereign state in 1946. A majority of the world body, including the United States, favored Mongolia’s admission as part of a deal to end the international organization’s deadlocked-admissions problem. The roc… 



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