China's human rights record slammed after UNHRC reelection

Following China's reelection to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Wednesday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters the decision reflected the "inte...

China elected to UN Human Rights Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China was elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday (Oct. 14), but support for Beijing's admittance to the body was down more than 20 percent compa...

Countries should reject China's bid for UN Human Rights Council: NGO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups are calling on UN member states to block China's attempt to run for one of the open seats on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) given the regime&#...

China furious with global outcry over Xinjiang and Hong Kong

In the declaration drafted by Germany and presented at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, 39 predominantly Western countries denounced China for gross human rights violations in the weste...

Xi’s carbon-neutral pledge doesn't stand up to scrutiny

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese dictator Xi Jinping (習近平) was given a platform at the UN General Assembly last week to whitewash his regime's culpability for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic...

Under virus strain, Europe’s leaders plead at UN for unity

Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday (Sept. 25) that the time has come ...

Belarus: Scores of women arrested in anti-Lukashenko protest

Hundreds of women joined a protest in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on Saturday to renew calls for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. Police arrested more than 80 demonstrators, as well as...

New Japan PM Suga 'determined' to host Tokyo Olympics in 2021 

Japan's newly elected Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Saturday that he's determined to host the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 as "proof that humanity has defeated the pandemic.'&#...

Taiwan considers 'safe bubble economy' with Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) revealed Thursday (Sept. 24) that Taiwan is considering setting up a "safe bubble economy" with Palau, which would entail ...

Two more diplomatic allies speak up for Taiwan in UN

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the General Debate of the 75th UN General Assembly entered its third day on Thursday (Sept. 25), two more diplomatic allies expressed support for Taiwan’s inclusi...

Three diplomatic allies voice support for Taiwan at UN General Assembly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the General Debate of the UN’s 75th General Assembly entered its second day on Wednesday (Sept. 23), three of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies expressed support f...

China tells UN it does not want war of any kind

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese Communist Party leader Xi Jinping (習近平) told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday (Sept. 22) that his country does not want a cold nor a hot war but only pe...

Foreign minister's appeal to UN to include Taiwan published by South Korean newspaper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) wrote an article that was published in South Korea's Maeil Business Newspaper Tuesday (Sept. 22) in which he highlighted the...

The Latest: Trump takes aim at China in UN address

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the UN General Assembly (all times EST): 10 a.m. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says the United Nations must hold China “...

Eswatini voices support for Taiwan's UN membership

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Swazi Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini on Monday (Sept. 21) spoke up for Taiwan at the UN, calling on the international body to fulfill its promise to leave no one ...