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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Taiwan Offers UN Aid

TAIPEI () -- Taiwan has launched a drive to ease the United Nations' financial woes despite its bitter estrangement from the world body, an organizer said Friday.

The unofficial "Let Taiwan Help the United Nations" campaign is organized by Annette Lu, an adviser to President Lee Teng-hui and member of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, which favors Taiwan's independence.

The campaign was likely to anger rival Beijing, which has cited Taiwan's drive to re-enter the UN as proof that it seeks independence, not reunification with China.