Politics & Diplomacy

Aug 21, 2019

Taiwan: Political Asylum Offered to Hong Kong Protesters

Last month [July 2019], Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen stated that participants in the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests would be allowed political asylum in Taiwan. According to the Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), Taiwan has the political and legal capacity to dealing with such applications. Protests in Hong Kong are set to continue unabated as their demands are unlikely to be met soon;...

Aug 21, 2019

Taiwan: Political Asylum Offered to Hong Kong...

Last month [July 2019], Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen stated that participants in the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests would be allowed political asylum in Taiwan. According to the Taiwan’s Mainland...

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Aug 21, 2019

Taiwan: US Agrees to Sale of Military Jets

The sale of 66 F-16V fighter jets to Taiwan would contribute to Taiwan’s ability to defend its own airspace as a legitimate political actor, improving regional security. This will grow in importance...

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Aug 19, 2019

East Turkestan: Uyghur Appointed as China Director...

United States policy with regards to China, which has predominantly focused on economic relations during recent times, might be increasingly directed towards addressing the human rights abuses in China’s...

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Aug 09, 2019

West Balochistan: Iran's Invisible Child...

For decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran has engaged in repressive and discriminatory policies towards ethnic and religious minorities, creating a de-facto division between first and second-class citizens....

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Aug 08, 2019

#4 Khmer-Krom Newsletter April-June 2019

The UNPO releases the fourth issue in its series of newsletters dedicated to the plight of the Khmer-Krom. The focus point of this newsletter is the Second Symposium on the Khmer-Krom's Right to Self-Determination,...

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Aug 07, 2019

West Papua: Pacific Islands Unified in Condemnation...

As the human rights situation in West Papua is worsening, solidarity with West-Papuans is growing as there have been changes in leadership in several pacific countries. During a meeting between foreign...

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Aug 02, 2019

Taiwan: Beijing Announces It Will Stop Granting...

In another effort to mount pressure on Taiwanese voters ahead of next year’s presidential elections, China announces that it will stop granting visa to mainlanders for travel to Taiwan, a move that...

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Jul 29, 2019

Somaliland: Visit of United Nations Special Envoy...

Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abid has received United Nations Special Envoy James Swan to discuss Somaliland’s democratic progress, UN-funded programs, as well as good governance and security in...

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