Friday, September 21, 2018

As UN Gathers, Taiwan, Frozen Out, Struggles to Get Noticed

Chris Horton, The New York Times, Sept. 21, 2018

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — As the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York, Taiwan, a democracy of 23 million people without U.N. representation, is making its case to be heard.

To say it has its work cut out for it would be putting it mildly. ...

Thomas Gold, a professor of sociology at the University of California, said Taiwan was right to take its case to the world.

“It really needs to work on public diplomacy [JB emphasis] to get the word out on what it has accomplished domestically and its contributions to international programs” and disaster relief, he said. “Even if the U.N. pays it no mind, for ethical and public diplomacy reasons Taiwan should demonstrate its commitment to worthy causes and its actions in support of them.” ...

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