The time is right for Canada to switch diplomatic recognition from Communist China to Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- It is not often that a country’s ambassadorial changes make headlines around the world. However, the revelation on Jan. 27 that Canada had effectively sacked its Chine...

The Stone that the Builder Refused: Taiwan and the Failure of the United Nations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Dec. 10 the United Nations (UN) celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, ...

Opinion: 'Islamic human rights' is a false path

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights originates from Western, especially European, value systems and is therefore incompatible with other national cultures and religions, some critics claim. Unde...

France rejects German wish for EU seat at UN Security Council

France pushed backed Thursday against a proposal by German Olaf Scholz, also the vice chancellor, to turn the French seat at the UN Security Council into a join EU seat. "When defending our nati...

Europe's overseas territories: What you need to know

What are 'non-self-governing' territories? The United Nations defines non-self-governing territories as those "whose people have not yet attained a full measure of self-government." ...

German FM Heiko Maas calls for UN Security Council reform

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas urged the UN General Assembly on Friday to finally start serious negotiations on reforms to the world body's Security Council. The foreign minister said the Coun...

The time is right for Taiwan to push for greater UN involvement

The UN General Assembly is taking place this week in New York. And once again, the only voice that Taiwan will have at this global diplomatic gathering is through their handful of diplomatic allies in...

Taiwan restates sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) reiterated sovereignty claims over the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, after U.S. defense secretary James Mattis recently remar...

Taiwan has nowhere to run in face of climate change

Taiwan is a small island country with 23 million inhabitants, threatened by climate change. Global warming concerns have become an important new challenge in Taiwan. Although Taiwan handed in the Inte...

MOFA issues statement on South China Sea

Taipei, July 7 (CNA) The Republic of China Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement Tuesday reiterating that the ROC owns and exercises effective control over islands in the South China Sea. ...