Breaking Through the Challenges of Taiwan's International Engagement
"The enduring exclusion of Taiwan...from the United Nations and a multitude of international organizations is not a recent development. For decades, the People’s Republic of China has been able to establish itself as the gatekeeper for Taiwan’s international engagement and has repeatedly succeeded in marginalizing Taiwan from the international stage.
What is troubling, though, is that in recent years, China has stepped up the use of legal narratives in the international context regarding Taiwan. This includes conflating Beijing’s sovereign claim over Taiwan with international norms. Through this narrative, the PRC asserts that its sovereignty over Taiwan is a universally accepted fact, despite a significant number of countries continuing to contest Beijing’s assertion."
In this new report, Asia Program Taiwan Scholar Yu-Jie Chen discusses how Taiwan’s continued exclusion from the international regime has implications not only for Taipei’s representation in international organizations, but also for the integrity of global governance at large.
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