Date: May 29, 2016
By: Lee Hsin-fang and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) support for Minister of Health and Welfare Lin Tzou-yien’s (林奏延) speech at the World Health Assembly (WHA) flies in the face of the public’s will, a group of overseas Taiwanese students said in a statement.
In a five-minute speech on Wednesday at the 69th WHA in Geneva, Switzerland, Lin used the term “Chinese Taipei” rather than “Taiwan” throughout his speech.
During her meeting with Lin on Friday after his return home, Tsai said she was satisfied with the delegation’s performance at this year’s WHA.
The same group of students in 2009 staged a protest against then-health minister Yeh Chin-chuan (葉金川) in Geneva.
The students confronted Yeh over his representation of Taiwan at the WHA after a WHO memorandum was disclosed that said WHO publications needed to use the term “Taiwan, Province of China.” [FULL STORY]