Editorial: Even without an invite, Taiwan should travel to the WHA

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/04
By: Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Certain international meetings involving Taiwan return each year on the calendar.

One, coming shortly after the summer closes, is the General Assembly of the United

Then-Health Minister Lin Tsou-yen at last year’s WHA. (By Central News Agency)

Nations, when Taiwan, unable to attend, tallies the number of diplomatic allies who spoke out in its favor.

Another is the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, which not so much involves the question whether Taiwan will be allowed to participate, but who will represent the president.

A third such occasion, coming in spring, is the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

For eight consecutive years, Taiwan received an invite from the secretariat of the World Health Organization to attend its decision-making body as an observer.

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