Taiwan donating $1m for Afghan earthquake relief

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Taiwan will donate $1 million to Afghan earthquake relief efforts in response to a call from the United Nations and others for humanitarian assistance, the government said late on Thursday. Taiwan is not a UN member due to pressure from China which considers the democratically governed island part of its territory, but is always keen to show it is a responsible member of the international community. Taiwan’s presidential office said in a statement that the government would donate “based on the spirit of humanitarian care for disaster relief regardless of national borders [and] responding to th…

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