Taiwan is a sovereign state
More than fifty years ago, the Chinese communists defeated the Chinese nationalists and established the People's Republic of China. The defeated Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) regime fled to Taiwan. Instead of showing deep gratitude to Taiwanese for shelter, they imprisoned and shot dead hundreds of thousands of innocent Taiwanese, especially the social elite, for the convenience of its unjust rule.
The so-called Republic of China (ROC) could neither represent China nor Taiwan and finally lost its seat in the UN to the real China in 1971 and the presidential election of 2000 to Chen Shui-bian (
But, alas, a tiny state with only about 20,000 people like Nauru is a member of the UN, while Taiwan, a country of more than 23 million peace-loving and hard-working people, has long been denied admission to the UN simply because of China's impervious blockade.
The UN, which should be a beacon of peace and justice, had to succumb to expediency and the threat of China. No wonder the once-exiled Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn years ago characterized it as "an immoral organization in an immoral world."
For the world today, "Might is right," yet the greatest American president, Abraham Lincoln, was of another opinion when he said, "Right makes might." Taiwan, a free and prosperous state, which can contribute much to some poverty-stricken countries through its material and human resources, does not owe anything to the UN.
On the contrary, the UN and the world at large indeed owe Taiwan justice and its moral support. Like a deserted orphan, Taiwan has long been expecting all your assistance and fair treatment.