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Church Support for Taiwan's Admission to the United Nations
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Tue, 19 Aug 2003 11:33:48 -0700
Title:Church Support for Taiwan's Admission to the United Nations
Taiwan Church News 2681, July 14-20, 2003
Reported by Li Yi-shin, Translated and rewritten by David Alexander
Somewhat in the spirit of a marathon runner who continues the race until
its very end, the Church and Society Committee of the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church in Taiwan is sponsoring a group trip to promote Taiwan's
admission to the United Nations. The church has funds on hand to provide a
limited subsidy to members willing to take a 10 day trip to New York in
September. On September 16th they will participate in a rally at UN
The church members will join the Formosan Association for Public Affairs
(FAPA), a North America based political action group. In addition to the
argument made every year at this time: that a nation of 23.5 million people
should not be denied a voice and participation in world affairs, the
demonstrators will bring up the issue of SARS. Taiwan was among the nations
that suffered through the SARS contagion in the Spring and Summer of 2003,
was excluded from clear communication with the World Health Organization as
the disease was brought under control.
Before arriving in New York for the demonstration, the group will visit
Washington D.C. and Philadelphia where they will visit monuments to
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