Radio Taiwan International
The Presidential Office has issued a protest against Taiwan’s exclusion from this
year’s World Health Assembly (WHA).
The WHA will open in Geneva on May 22. Taiwan has attended the event for the past eight years as an observer. However, Beijing’s boycott of the Tsai Ing-wen administration means Taiwan did not receive an invitation this year before the online registration deadline.
On Tuesday, shortly after the deadline had passed, Presidential Office spokesperson Alex Huang called Taiwan’s exclusion unreasonable.
“We express our great regret and dissatisfaction. We call on the World Health Organization to recognize that Taiwan is a link in the world’s disease prevention system, to recognize that Taiwan’s 23 million people should enjoy the right to health without different treatment, and [to recognize] the appeals of countries from every region and international medical groups,” Huang said. [FULL STORY]