Beijing slammed after ROC uninvited from health meet

The China Post
Date November 21, 2016

TAIPEI — A Taiwanese non-government organization said Sunday that several international organizations have condemned China for obstructing its participation earlier this month in a U.N.-affiliated meeting on rarely seen disorders.

The Taiwan Foundation for Rare Disorders (TFRD) said the institutions, including U.S.-based National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and the European Organisation for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), have written to it to express their support.

According to foundation Chairman Tseng Min-chieh (曾敏傑), Mary Dunkle, vice president of NORD’s educational initiatives, said the TFRD is an excellent organization and the Chinese objection was shameful conduct.

EURORDIS Chief Executive Officer Yann Le Cam also said he felt angry about the treatment Taiwan received, Tseng said.

Still others voiced similar views, stressing that it requires joint efforts across the political spectrum to fight against rare diseases worldwide, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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