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At UN, US shakes Taiwan over China


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 "


" 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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