Following the recent comments by Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Sept 30, 2012, accusing Tokyo of stealing the Senkaku Islands, the Happiness Realization Party issued a statement [Note], saying that China does not have any entitlement to a permanent seat on the Security Council.
In this statement, Shugaku Tsuiki, the leader of the Happiness Realization Party, demanded that the Japanese government should insist that the Chinese government fire its Foreign Minister Yan Jiechi, who made those shameful remarks and accused Japan of stealing. Given the facts, that China is expanding its sphere of influence, not only around Senkaku Island, but also in the South China Sea, and that China is continuing to suppress human rights, it is as clear as crystal that China is not entitled to a permanent seat on the Security Council.
The 24th article of the United Nations Charter stipulates that “in order to ensure prompt and effective action by the United Nations, its Members confer on the Security Council primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, and agree that in carrying out its duties under this responsibility the Security Council acts on their behalf.”
Yet, it is clear that China is a destructive force in terms of world peace and security. For example, China recently vetoed the General Assembly resolution to punish Assad’s autocratic regime in August.
As a member of the Security Council, China has vetoed sanctions against the Assad regime. Likewise, in the past, China has also exercised its veto power against a resolution to denounce Burma’s military regime. China supported the Zimbabwe dictatorship lead by the longstanding President Robert Mugabe. Furthermore, China has violated Security Council resolutions by exporting specialized vehicles that can be converted into transportion for ballistic missiles.
It is obvious that China is a threat to the world peace. If China remains as it is, a threat to world peace, and China retains its membership in the Security Council, then Japan should withhold its contribution to the U.N., which accounts for 12.5% of the total subsidies, and ranks second after the United States. The evils, caused by China’s holding of permanent member status, have become so great that I cannot help but consider improvements to the United Nations or a complete scrapping of it.
An announcement issued by the Happiness Realization Party