By Ozzy Yin and Evelyn Kao
New York, Sept. 22 (CNA) Taiwanese legislators and hundreds of Taiwanese expatriates held a march in New York on Saturday to promote Taiwan’s ambition to join the United Nations.
The march came days after the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly opened Tuesday, with the annual general debate scheduled for Sept. 25 to Oct. 1.
People from Taiwanese communities in New York, Boston and Washington started the 3.2-kilometer march from the Chinese Consulate-General in New York and headed toward Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in front of U.N. headquarters.
Opposition New Power Party Legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明), who has participated twice in marches pushing for U.N. membership for Taiwan, said China has spared no effort to squeeze Taiwan’s international space and has used its influence to keep Taiwan out of the world body. [FULL STORY]