Minister, expats tout Taiwan in Geneva

VISIBLE PRESENCE: While Chen Shih-chung is focusing on bilateral meetings with WHO members during his vist, five TaxiBikes are carrying advertisements for Taiwan

Taipei Times
Date: May 20, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

Taiwan has become a popular term in Geneva, as Taiwanese nongovernmental

A shuttle van emblazoned with the slogan “Health for all, Taiwan can help” and a Hakka floral pattern is parked in Geneva, Switzerland, on Saturday.Photo: CNA

organizations and the government push for the nation’s participation in this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA), Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said yesterday in the Swiss city.

Taiwan had hoped to attend the WHA that opens today as an observer, as it did from 2009 to 2016, but was not invited for a third year due to China’s obstructionism.

Despite the snub, Chen on Friday left for Geneva at the head of a delegation to publicize Taiwan’s contributions to global health.

Chen said that he had attended two bilateral meetings since his arrival in Geneva.

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