Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (???) has urged the UN to declare traditional Chinese characters a world cultural heritage, fearing they are fading into oblivion. At a meeting with Taiwanese in Geneva, Ma said the adoption by China of simplified characters has rendered them less and less recognizable in the Chinese-speaking world. Ma said he was barred from applying to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to preserve the traditional characters because Taiwan is not a UN member.
I think “fading into oblivion” is a bit strong.
source: Ma lauds traditional script, Taipei Times, February 11, 2006