Taiwan's pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) said on Wednesday that it would push for a referendum on whether or not to join the UN under the island's own name despite US and Chinese objections. The move is part of the DPP's aim to campaign in the 2008 elections by appealing to voters' national pride, the Financial Times reported. However, DPP officials said if the proposal was approved, the government was unlikely to pursue a further referendum calling for a new Taiwan constitution. Next week an opposition-dominated bipartisan commission will examine whether the proposal could get the one million signatures required to launch a referendum. As a UN Security Council member, China could block any attempt by Taiwan to join the UN.