China’s barring of Taiwan from WHA could be deadly: TIME

Taiwan’s participation in the WHA “is not a question of politics, but of practical and medical common sense…”

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/05
By: Wendy Lee , Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The consequences of China barring Taiwan from

(By Central News Agency)

participating in the upcoming World Health Assembly (WHA) could be deadly, according to a report in the TIME published Friday.

The 70th WHA that will take place from May 22-31 in Geneva, Switzerland, will close online registration on May 8, but Taiwan is yet to receive an invitation.

On May 1, Chinese representatives disrupted the opening ceremony of international diamond congress in Australia, using the microphone at their table to speak over the chairman of the meeting and forcing the Australian host to eject the Taiwan delegation.

The scenes were described as “disgusting” by an Australian official, but Taiwan was still sent home.    [FULL  STORY]

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