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2020/01/31 | Jeremy Van der Haegen

UN Aviation Agency Slammed for Excluding Taiwan From Virus Policies

Critics pointed out that Taiwan is being excluded by a UN civil aviation agency from important air safety information. The organization responded by mass blocking them.

2020/01/31 | Deutsche Welle

WHO to Hold Coronavirus Emergency Meeting

The UN health agency has called a new round of crisis talks to decide whether the coronavirus outbreak constitutes an international emergency. The body said it "regrets" previously calling the virus risk "moderate."

2015/09/14 | Kenzo

Will Ma Push for Taiwan's Return to the UN?

This is the last year for Ma to deal with the proposal to enter the UN during his term of office. But according to sources from the Ministry of National Defense, Ma’s government will do nothing but maintain the same policy of the past seven years, and the proposal regarding returning to the UN will not be promoted.

2015/10/20 | Kenzo

Taiwan Officials Holding ROC Passports Rejected Entrance of UN

Currently, Taiwanese officials can enter the UN headquarters for meetings only with diplomatic credentials issued by the United States Department of State. It is said that because of Xi Jin-ping's visit to the US, the UN started to restrict the related rights of Taiwan.

2017/09/01 | Stellina Chen

CARTOON: Is the UN not Recognizing ROC Passports?

Check out our contributing cartoonist's experience entering the United Nations Office at Geneva.

2017/12/19 | Sarah A Son

Don't Let Missiles Distract from Human Rights in North Korea

Awareness of the outside world is growing inside North Korea. Now is the time to double down on engagement with the regime over its record on human rights.

2015/09/16 | Kenzo

Taiwanese is Rejected Visiting UN Office in Geneva

After showing her ID, Cai was rejected by the UN staff member, saying that the UN does not accept Taiwanese passports and IDs, and she cannot enter. The receptionist further stressed that Taiwan is a part of China, and required Cai to show a Chinese passport or ID.

2015/10/12 | Yang

New Food Safety Regulations in Taiwan: Chocolate Might Not Be Chocolate Anymore

A large variety of products are named as chocolate, but most of them consist of flavorings, food coloring and other chemical raw materials. Chocolatiers estimate that the cocoa percentage in most chocolate products in Taiwan accounts for less than 1%, meaning the majority of chocolate products need to change their names.

2016/02/03 | TNL 編輯

North Korea Plans Long-Range Rocket Launch, Defying International Condemnation

North Korea plans to launch a long-range rocket to put a satellite into orbit between February 8 and 25, which is viewed by many as a front for a ballistic missile test. The announcement has drawn condemnation from South Korea, Japan and the US.

2016/08/22 | Olivia Yang

Duterte Slams U.N., Threatens to Leave Global Organization

The United Nations has called out Duterte's war on drugs, but the Philippine president isn't having any of it.

2016/10/27 | Olivia Yang

'It Could Be You Or Me': Interview With UNHCR Communications Officer Caroline Gluck

'These are people like you and me, who had homes, jobs and pride. Their kids went to school. They were proud of their country.'

2016/09/22 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: SCMP the Good Little Mouthpiece

More and more, the South China Morning Post’s editorials read as if they were drafted in Beijing. Here’s an example.

2017/05/15 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

Does Taiwan’s WHA Exclusion Really Matter? An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Biggest Health Meeting

Not all Taiwanese have been excluded from attending the World Health Assembly this year. One Taiwanese researcher who will be at the meeting in Geneva explains why gaining “observer” status is not all it is cracked up to be, and why Taiwan needs a new strategy that does not rely on its unguaranteed status at the WHA.

2020/07/03 | Deutsche Welle

Electronic Waste: When Billions in Gold, Other Precious Materials Are Discarded

Record levels of e-waste were produced globally in 2019, weighing the same as 350 mega cruise ships, a UN report shows. The surge in global e-waste is not only a major environmental risk but also a health hazard.

2016/08/19 | J. Michael Cole

OP-ED: Patience, Patience on UN Bid

Taiwan’s inability to join the U.N. under a proper name and as a full member is preposterous. But those are that cards that history has dealt it, and it must use them wisely. Impetuousness will gain it nothing.