Taiwan needs support
Keep Taiwan Free is a movement dedicated to raising awareness about Taiwan's exclusion from the international community, and
safeguarding human rights & democracy against the CCP's aggression.
Taiwan is a democratic country located in East Asia. The Chinese Communist Party likes to claim that Taiwan is a “renegade province.” In reality, Taiwan has never been under the rule of the Chinese Communist Party.
Taiwan is a responsible global partner, with strong human rights, peaceful and prosperous. Taiwan would like to contribute to the international community, but continues to be isolated due to China’s geopolitical bullying.
Taiwan’s exclusion from international bodies stands in stark contrast to its lively democratic system, energetic civil society, and leadership across a variety of human rights issues. Although it has long fulfilled the criteria for a nation-state as defined in the Montevideo Convention, Taiwan has been barred from entry to the UN as a result of political aggression and scaremongering from the People’s Republic of China.
Join us to support Taiwan’s meaningful participation and inclusion in the United Nations and its subsidiary organs. Join us to keep Taiwan Free.
Million freedom-loving people in Taiwan. While Taiwan may look like a small country, it has approximately the same population as Australia
Formal diplomatic allies. China's geo-political bullying has isolated Taiwan from the global arena. As such, Taiwan is often referred to as the "international orphan."
The total score for Taiwan's Press Freedom and Civil Liberties according to Freedom House's 2020 Freedom in the World Report, making Taiwan the second freest country in Asia and 25th in the world.
Taiwan from the international community
Join us as we urge like-minded friends to stand with us to echo these three main demands:
The United Nations should take immediate action to resolve the inappropriate exclusion of Taiwan’s 23.5 million people from the UN system.
The United Nations should ensure that Taiwan has the right to participate in an equal and dignified manner in meetings, mechanisms, and activities related to the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, allowing Taiwan to make greater contributions to international health, peace and security.
The United Nations ‘s discriminatory policy against Taiwan passport holders and journalists violates fundamental human rights. The UN’s policy should be rectified immediately.
For several decades, in addition to attempting to erase Taiwan’s very existence, China has also relentlessly threatened to annex Taiwan. The reason is simple —Taiwan’s vibrant democracy and engaged civil society pose a threat to the Chinese Communist Party’s legitimacy within China’s own borders.
China's 2020 yearly defense budget has increased more than $178 billion USD. The Center for Strategic and International Studies' ChinaPower program indicates that the country's defense spending has increased nearly seven-fold over the past 2 decades. This is alarming, especially since there are approximately more than 2,000 Chinese missiles aimed at Taiwan.
China ranked one of the lowest scores in press freedom according to Reporters Without Border's 2020 World Press Freedom report. The Chinese Communist Party heavily controls the media and access to information in order to monitor all aspects of civil society. This has resulted in severe limitations of freedoms of expression and speech.
China has received an abysmal rating in Freedom House's 2020 Freedom in the World report. The Chinese Communist Party's blatant disregard for human rights and rule of law is a threat to international peace and security. It is time for countries to take a strong stance, and send a clear message that China's human rights abuses will not escape accountability.
Some words of support from
Even in the face of adversity and intimidation, the people of Taiwan persevere and thrive, standing as a shining example for the People’s Republic of China and countries across the Asia-Pacific region.
James (Jim) P. McGovern
U.S. Representative, and Co-Chair of the Congressional Executive Commission on China
…the people of Taiwan remain hopeful for their future, and I am proud to stand with them…
Now more than ever, it is imperative that the world’s leaders and the free societies they lead take a stand against those who violate and abuse human rights.
Taiwan’s development of democracy, human rights, and the rule of law has been a success story celebrated around the world. Nevertheless, under relentless pressure from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan is increasingly excluded from formal participation in the international community…
The international community, led by the United States and like-minded democracies, must stand up to these bullying tactics.