Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan

A proposal urging Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly as an observer was submitted by 14 of the country’s diplomatic allies to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs May 20.   The government and people of Taiwan sincerely appreciate the backing of Belize, … Continue reading “Diplomatic allies urge WHA observer status for Taiwan”

Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO

A reception was hosted May 19 by Taiwan’s representative office in Geneva to promote the need for the country to participate in the activities, mechanisms and meetings of the World Health Organization.   Attended by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and the visiting Taiwan delegation, the event also involved counterparts and officials from allies Belize, Guatemala, … Continue reading “Geneva reception promotes need for Taiwan to participate in activities, mechanisms, meetings of WHO”

Taipei establishes sister city ties with Belize capital

Taipei and Belmopan established sister city relations April 29 to boost cultural, environmental, trade and tourism ties between the capitals of Taiwan and Central American diplomatic ally Belize.   The agreement was concluded by Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je and Belmopan Mayor Khalid Belisle at a ceremony in the former metropolis. According to Taipei City Government, … Continue reading “Taipei establishes sister city ties with Belize capital”

President Tsai touts strength of Taiwan-Belize relations

President Tsai Ing-wen said April 23 that Taiwan-Belize ties are going from strength to strength and she looks forward to further enhancing this close partnership.   Taiwan and Belize will celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations in October, Tsai said, adding that she had the chance to experience the friendship and support for Taiwan in … Continue reading “President Tsai touts strength of Taiwan-Belize relations”

Le Sucre contre le FMI

Les dirigeants politiques mondiaux sont visiblement décontenancés par l’accélération de la crise systémique actuelle du capitalisme. A peine ont-ils pris une décision qu’elle est déjà dépassée par les événements. Tout le monde a maintenant conscience que les plans de sauvetage financiers, économiques et industriels mis en oeuvre dans les métropoles du libéralisme réunies dans l’ancien … Continue reading “Le Sucre contre le FMI”

In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder

A satellite image of Hurricane Irma spiraling through the Caribbean. NOAA/APHurricane Maria, the 15th tropical depression this season, is now battering the Caribbean, just two weeks after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc in the region. The devastation in Dominica is “mind-boggling,” wrote the country’s prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, on Facebook just after midnight on September 19. … Continue reading “In the Caribbean, colonialism and inequality mean hurricanes hit harder”