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Canadian Conservative Party lawmakers on Sunday challenged the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) over its exclusion of Taiwan. Canadian Member of Parliament Michael Cooper reiterated in a Tweet that Taiwan is a sovereign state and challenged the ICAO’s characterization of the nation as a “province of China.” “#ICAO this characterization is wrong. #Taiwan is NOT a province of China. TAIWAN is TAIWAN. Democratic & sovereign,” Cooper wrote. In a session of parliament on Jan. 29,...

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan urged the World Health Organization on Tuesday not to be “kidnapped” by China, as more countries put travel curbs on its citizens because the health agency groups the island’s coronavirus cases with China in the battle on the outbreak. Taiwan has reported just 22 cases, versus China’s figure of more than 72,400, but the self-ruled island shares the agency’s classification of China as “very high risk”, since the WHO considers Taiwan...

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Taipei, Feb. 14 (CNA) Dozens of friends and family members of Taiwanese citizens stuck in the coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan in China’s Hubei Province rallied in downtown Taipei Friday to urge the Taiwan government to help their loved ones to get home. Over 50 people carried placards and signs outside the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) that read “I want to come home” to show the desire of Taiwanese in Wuhan to leave the city, which...

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Taiwan has a frequently acrimonious relationship with the government of China, but the country’s response to the novel coronavirus outbreak has almost entirely steered clear of the discrimination toward Chinese nationals seen in countries throughout the world. Taiwan’s government has also shied away from politicizing the virus, focusing mainly on a successful domestic containment strategy and calling on the international community to back its inclusion in the World Health Organization (WHO). A Taiwanese presence at...

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The outbreak of a new illness caused by a coronavirus—one that threatens a global pandemic, although the World Health Organization (WHO) has yet to declare it a “global emergency”—is drawing attention to Taiwan’s continuing exclusion, at China’s insistence, from the WHO and other international organizations. When the WHO once again failed to issue Taipei an invitation to the annual World Health Assembly in May 2019, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu described the decision as “morally wrong.” In...

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China is threatening to “cripple” Eswatini business and economic development should it not switch allegiance from Taiwan to China immediately. In astrongly worded and threatening seven-page statement, China’s ambassador to Pretoria, Lin Songtian, said “no diplomatic relations, no more business benefits”.  He also implied that other African countries could be pressured to shun Eswatini at the African Union – set to have its heads of state summit next weekend in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. South Africa...

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Taiwan did not need China’s permission to join a WHO expert forum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said yesterday, blasting China for politicizing a public health issue to shift global attention away from its failure to contain an outbreak of COVID-19. The WHO on Tuesday convened a two-day forum in Geneva, Switzerland, on critical research and development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics, among other innovations. While the Centers for Disease Control on Monday said...

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Three U.S. Air Force planes, including two B-52 bombers, flew near Taiwan on Wednesday, the island’s defense ministry said, after Taiwan’s air force scrambled earlier in the week to intercept Chinese jets. … Speaking in Singapore, a senior U.S. State Department official, Clarke Cooper, referred to the Chinese flights and told CNBC it was “completely inappropriate of China to take such an aggressive act.” “That aggressive act is not just a reflection...

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Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is back from vacation, and he and co-host Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) bring a wide-ranging show. The government responds well to the Wuhan coronavirus, a few comments on the KMT chair race and the Han recall campaign looks like it will have enough signatures to trigger a recall election by Feb 16. The New Taipei City government is making it harder for the government to decommission the Chinshan Nuclear Plant. The information...

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Michael Turton (麥哲恩) is back from vacation, and he and co-host Courtney Donovan Smith (石東文) bring a wide-ranging show. The government responds well to the Wuhan coronavirus, a few comments on the KMT chair race and the Han recall campaign looks like it will have enough signatures to trigger a recall election by Feb 16. The New Taipei City government is making it harder for the government to decommission the Chinshan Nuclear Plant. The information...