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Aug 15, 2008

TVBS jumped the gun; MOFA will try to participate in UN as "specialized agency"

This plan stands some chance of passing versus applying as a country, but I doubt very much it will work out. DPP lashes out in response, of course.

Update: To be clear though, even if China accepted this idea, Taiwan would not be considered a country in any way, would not have any voting power and I assume would not be able to speak at the General Assembly or anywhere else, though I'll have to research just what the hell a specialized agency is.

Here is a list of these UN specialized agencies from Wikipedia.

Second update: A loyal reader makes an important distinction:

The article in your "TVBS jumped the gun" post doesn't say the Ma admin wants Taiwan to join the UN *as* as special agency. It says to *participate in* special agencies of the UN.

2 comments:

STOP Ma said...

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What will the agency be called?

The UN Office for Chinese People in the Provice of Taiwan?

What a freakin' joke.
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STOP Ma said...

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And I like how PandaMa is referring to the referendums as though the people had voted "no".

The KMT caused the referendums to not meet the legal threshold -- with the help of undemocratic multiple ballot boxes.

of the people who voted...

87% and 94% voted "yes" to use the names ROC or Taiwan, respectively, in the bid for the U.N.

Let us not forget this fact.
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