Professor Rana Siu Inboden’s Research Cited in a WSJ Article

News | September 21, 2021

A recent Wall Street Journal article discussed China’s use of its seat on the United Nations NGO Committee to insist that civil society organizations applying for UN consultative status refer to Taiwan as a part of China.  The article cited the work of Professor Rana Siu Inboden, a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar.  As the article illustrates, applicants often receive pushback from the Chinese delegation, which insists that any reference to “Taiwan” be changed to China’s preferred terminology: “Taiwan, Province of China.”  Professor Inboden has researched China’s efforts to restrict a range of NGOs from obtaining UN consultative status, especially civil society groups working on human rights.  Dr. Inboden’s research on China’s role on the UN NGO Committee appeared in the Journal of Democracy: China at the UN: Choking Civil Society | Journal of Democracy