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At UN, US shakes Taiwan over China

2021-10-27T17:38:53.767Z

By just suggesting that the island can attend technical meetings, Washington has knocked Beijing off its diplomatic hinges.



The warning was carefully calibrated: as Beijing celebrated the 50th anniversary of its membership in the UN, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken saw fit to recall that the "

importance

" of Taiwan, a rebel island of 23 million inhabitants a source of historical disputes in the life of international organizations.

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Taiwan: "Dissuade China"

On October 23, the State Department commented on the holding of bilateral Taiwan-US talks aimed at "

supporting Taiwan's ability to participate meaningfully in the United Nations

."

Washington's posture, recalling Taiwan's valuable contribution to the WHO (World Health Organization), or to the framework agreement on climate change, "

is quite smart

", notes Richard Gowan, of the International Crisis Group.

Washington is not suggesting that Taiwan become a UN member state again, but that it simply be allowed to participate in technical discussions, especially on health and aeronautics.

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Source: lefigaro

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