MOFA stages New Year’s Eve function for Indo-Pacific diplomats

Diplomats from 11 Indo-Pacific countries stationed in Taiwan took part in a specially organized New Year’s Eve function staged by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, underscoring the commitment of the government to strengthening bonds with the country’s like-minded partners.   Hosted by Deputy Foreign Minister Tien Chung-kwang at the MOFA’s Institute of Diplomacy and International … Continue reading “MOFA stages New Year’s Eve function for Indo-Pacific diplomats”

Chomsky: Build Back Better Fiasco Exposes How Both Parties Serve Corporate Power

Chomsky: Build Back Better Fiasco Exposes How Both Parties Serve Corporate Power Noam Chomsky Interviewed by C.J. Polychroniou November 1, 2021. Truthout. The United States is an abysmal outlier among its economic peers when it comes to social protection programs. Consider, for example, paid parental leave. According to a survey of the parental leave systems … Continue reading “Chomsky: Build Back Better Fiasco Exposes How Both Parties Serve Corporate Power”

Trente ans après l’effondrement de l’URSS, ces États fantômes qui hantent l’espace post-soviétique

Des habitants de Soukhoumi, la capitale de l’Abkhazie, brandissent des drapeaux de l’Abkhazie (à bandes vertes), de l’Ossétie du Sud (blanc, rouge et jaune) et de la Russie pour célébrer la reconnaissance par Moscou de l’indépendance de ces deux républiques sécessionnistes de Géorgie, le 16 août 2008. Le 8 décembre 1991, les accords de Bieloviej mettaient fin … Continue reading “Trente ans après l’effondrement de l’URSS, ces États fantômes qui hantent l’espace post-soviétique”

‘This monster machine is built for profit: nothing else’ – activists scale vast deep sea mining vessel as governments meet to discuss fate of seafloor

Rotterdam, The Netherlands – As world governments gather to discuss whether to allow deep sea mining to go ahead, Greenpeace activists have scaled a vast 228m deep sea mining vessel in Rotterdam port preparing for mining trials next year.  Twenty activists from Greenpeace Netherlands, Greenpeace Germany and Greenpeace Switzerland approached the towering vessel, starkly named Hidden … Continue reading “‘This monster machine is built for profit: nothing else’ – activists scale vast deep sea mining vessel as governments meet to discuss fate of seafloor”

President Tsai opens 2021 Austronesian Forum

President Tsai Ing-wen opened the 2021 Austronesian Forum Dec. 7 in Taipei City, pledging to work with like-minded partners in maintaining the dynamism of Austronesian communities while spurring sustainable development across the Indo-Pacific.   The government’s efforts in cooperating with Austronesian societies are paying dividends, Tsai said. Such progress is evidenced in areas spanning culture, … Continue reading “President Tsai opens 2021 Austronesian Forum”

MOFA thanks allies, partners for continued WHO support

Statements of support from Taiwan’s diplomatic allies and like-minded partners for the country’s bid to participate as an observer in the 73rd World Health Assembly are sincerely appreciated, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Feb. 6.   Calls from partners for the World Health Organization to invite Taiwan to attend the global body’s activities, … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies, partners for continued WHO support”

La France ajoute cinq Etats et deux territoires d’outre-mer à sa liste noire des paradis fiscaux

Par un arrêté ministériel daté du 6 janvier, la France a mis à jour sa liste des Etats et territoires non coopératifs en matière fiscale. Celle-ci compte désormais 13 Etats ou territoires. Parmi les sept nouveaux entrants on compte le Sultanat d’Oman, les îles Fidji, les îles Samoa, Trinité-et-Tobago, le Vanuatu, et deux territoires non-incorporés … Continue reading “La France ajoute cinq Etats et deux territoires d’outre-mer à sa liste noire des paradis fiscaux”

MOFA delivers 2019 report card

Steadfast diplomacy is paying handsome dividends for Taiwan by greatly expanding the country’s international space while safeguarding the values of freedom and democracy, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dec. 26.   The year 2019 is one marked with tremendous achievements in promoting relations with the country’s diplomatic allies, the MOFA said, adding that … Continue reading “MOFA delivers 2019 report card”

PILP with Taiwan wraps up in Taipei

Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan wrapped up Dec. 4 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to working with like-minded partners such as the U.S. in advancing sustainable development throughout the region.   Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hawaii-based East-West Center, PILP brings participants up to speed on the latest political, … Continue reading “PILP with Taiwan wraps up in Taipei”

Extinction Rebellion : Ce n’est pas la lutte dont nous avons besoin, Partie 2

Deuxième partie d’une critique en trois parties de Extinction Rebellion, axée sur leurs attitudes envers la police, le système juridique et la prison. Ceci est une traduction d’un texte de Out of the Woods [2], publié le 31 octobre 2019 sur le site Libcom.org. Avertissement de contenu : mentions non spécifiques d’abus, y compris d’abus … Continue reading “Extinction Rebellion : Ce n’est pas la lutte dont nous avons besoin, Partie 2”

Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan kicks off in Taipei

The Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan (PILP) kicked off Oct. 28 in Taipei City, underscoring the commitment of Taiwan, the U.S. and Pacific island nations to deepening cooperation and expanding exchanges.   Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hawaii-based East-West Center, PILP aims to bring participants up to speed on the latest … Continue reading “Pacific Islands Leadership Program with Taiwan kicks off in Taipei”

Taiwan’s Interpol bid wins global support

The staunch backing of allies and like-minded partners for Taiwan’s meaningful participation in Interpol is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 19.   Allies Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kingdom of Eswatini, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Paraguay, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the … Continue reading “Taiwan’s Interpol bid wins global support”

MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s UN participation

Staunch support for the meaningful participation of Taiwan in the U.N. system shown by the country’s allies and partners during the General Assembly in New York is deeply appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Oct. 2.   Belize, Guatemala, Haiti, the Holy See, Honduras, Kingdom of Eswatini, Marshall … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s UN participation”

MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s ICAO bid

Staunch support by allies and like-minded partners for Taiwan’s participation in the 40th general assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization running Sept. 24 to Oct. 4 in Montreal is sincerely appreciated by the government and the people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.   While the non-invitation of Taiwan due to political reasons is … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies, partners for backing Taiwan’s ICAO bid”

Ireland, Climate Change, and the Case for Investing in the Pacific

Sep 21, 2019 Picture:  At first glance, Ireland and the Pacific Islands might not seem a natural fit. The countries seemingly share few cultural similarities while being separated by three continents and some 10,000 miles of ocean. But, at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Annual Meeting in Fiji in May, Ireland, the 18th biggest economy … Continue reading “Ireland, Climate Change, and the Case for Investing in the Pacific”

MOFA thanks allies for UN backing

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed thanks Sept. 18 for the joint support of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in backing the country’s meaningful participation in the activities, meetings and mechanisms of the U.N during the organization’s General Assembly in New York.   A total of 13 allies wrote to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to urge the global … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies for UN backing”

MOFA touts success of medical fund in Taiwan’s Pacific allies

A 12-month, US$2 million government-administered medical fund has enhanced the health and well-being of the people in Taiwan’s Pacific allies, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Launched during the 2018 Pacific Islands Forum, the fund involved six major hospitals in Taiwan and facilitated first-class treatment for 955 patients in Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, … Continue reading “MOFA touts success of medical fund in Taiwan’s Pacific allies”

Legal cooperation pact inked by Taiwan, Nauru

Taiwan and Indo-Pacific ally Nauru concluded an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters Aug. 7 in Taipei City, underscoring the government’s commitment to working with like-minded partners in combating crime.   Under the pact, Taiwan and Nauru will collaborate in areas such as acquiring documentary evidence and testimonies, executing searches and seizures, and … Continue reading “Legal cooperation pact inked by Taiwan, Nauru”

Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union annual meeting kicks off in Taiwan

The 49th General Assembly and 83rd Council Meeting of the Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union kicked off Aug. 5 in Taipei City, reaffirming the government’s commitment to promoting regional peace and prosperity.   Co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the three-day event is themed Ocean Democracy and a Sustainable Indo-Pacific Region. It involves around 100  lawmakers … Continue reading “Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Union annual meeting kicks off in Taiwan”

Tsai touts Taiwan’s contributions to global law enforcement

President Tsai Ing-wen said June 10 that Taiwan is strengthening global law enforcement and is willing and able to play an even bigger role in combating international crime.   Taiwan boasts strong law enforcement capabilities and occupies a strategic position in the heart of the Indo-Pacific, Tsai said. This uniquely qualifies the country to stand … Continue reading “Tsai touts Taiwan’s contributions to global law enforcement”

Les dix recettes de l’Europe contre les migrants

Le journaliste algérien Chawki Amari énumère les dix procédés utilisés pour transformer l’Europe en forteresse   A l’échelle internationale, on estime à 59 millions de déplacés dans le monde dont 4 millions de réfugiés syriens, bien qu’ il y a moins de demandes d’asile en Europe pour cette année 2015 qu’en 2000. La majorité des migrants … Continue reading “Les dix recettes de l’Europe contre les migrants”

More empowerment, inclusion of the disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific

May 27, 2019 Picture:  Bangkok (ESCAP news) –( ASIA TODAY )– The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) opened its 75th session in Bangkok today, with global and regional leaders calling for greater empowerment and inclusion of marginalized groups, if the region is to achieve the 2030 Agenda for … Continue reading “More empowerment, inclusion of the disadvantaged in Asia and the Pacific”

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”

ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific

Apr 30, 2019 Picture:  NADI, FIJI (1 May 2019) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Ireland today signed agreements establishing the Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Contribution Arrangements were signed by ADB Vice-President Mr. Ahmed M. Saeed and Ireland’s … Continue reading “ADB, Ireland Establish Fund to Boost Climate, Disaster Resilience in Pacific”

Arrestation d’Assange : un avertissement de l’histoire

Par John Pilger – Le 12 avril 2019 – Source Consortium News Le vrai journalisme est ouvertement criminalisé par des voyous, écrit John Pilger. La contestation est devenue une tolérance. Et l’élite britannique a abandonné son dernier mythe impérial : celui de l’équité et de la justice. L’image fugitive de Julian Assange traîné hors de l’ambassade … Continue reading “Arrestation d’Assange : un avertissement de l’histoire”