By: Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) Taiwan’s health and welfare minister has called for the
country’s allies to stand behind its bid to attend the upcoming session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva as an observer, according to an interview by the Reuters news agency.
Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) told Reuters on Saturday that Taiwan hopes its allies will stand up to China’s “coercion and threats” that have shut it out of the United Nations’ annual WHA.
“I have to call on China to realize the traditional wisdom of Chinese culture, which is that people are won over by goodwill instead of coercion and threats. That is how a big country should present itself to the world,” Chen said in the interview.