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The U.S. announced its support to include Taiwan in the system of the United Nations for the first time. A move that will likely be seen as extremely provocative to China.

As The Hill reports:

The United States on Tuesday backed Taiwan’s inclusion in the United Nations system, a move that is likely to rankle China, which considers the island under the authority of Beijing.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken called “Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UN system” a “pragmatic” issue and not a political one.

“The fact that Taiwan participated robustly in certain UN specialized agencies for the vast majority of the past 50 years is evidence of the value the international community places in Taiwan’s contributions,” Blinken said in a statement.

The secretary praised the island as a democratic success story and representing values that “align” with the U.N. He added that Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Assembly robs the global community of its “world-class” response to the COVID-19 pandemic and raised the issue that Taiwan’s scientists, technical experts, business persons, artists, educators, students and human rights advocates are blocked from participating as members of civil society.

China has consistently opposed Taiwan’s inclusion in the U.N. system as well as opposing all attempts to recognize its sovereign status.


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RWoodworth
RWoodworth
1 month ago

Thank you President Trump for your influence in getting Taiwan nominated to be placed into the United Nations !!!!!!!!!

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

This could be great or terrible. The chicoms might use this as an excuse to attack Taiwan now. Giving Taiwan recognition as a separate free country would be only fair.

alfie
alfie
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Catholics and commies do not care about ‘fair’. 99% of CATHOLIC TRAITORS give the rest bad name. They do not call the ILLEGAL ALIEN CATHOLIC INVADERS what they really are.

Will
Will
1 month ago
Reply to  alfie

Alfie…I heard you died. Fake news! Do you know even ONE Catholic you consider a decent person? Oh the HATE that burns within your SOUL!

alfie
alfie
20 days ago
Reply to  Will

There are a hundred nations south of the USA, give me a nice long list of a successful CATHOLIC “C” nation. Vote for ANY CATHOLIC and you vote for failure and a traitor.  

Buddyh
Buddyh
1 month ago

So who’s leading this defiant stand? Joe”Brandon” Biden? May I remind you of Afghanistan?