Taiwan president tweets in Japanese about WHA

May 8 is deadline for WHA registration

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/03
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen for the first time tweeted in

Image from twitter.com/iingwen

Japanese Wednesday in the latest effort to defend Taiwan’s case to attend the World Health Assembly later this month.

The annual event takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 22 to 31, but as the date approaches, the likelihood of Taiwan being invited diminishes, observers have said, blaming the change on efforts by China to punish the Tsai Administration for its refusal to accept Beijing’s “One China” views.

The registration deadline is next Monday, May 8, but government officials have said they will send a delegation to Geneva even if no official invitation is forthcoming.

Over the past week, Tsai issued tweets in English defending Taiwan’s case, but on Wednesday, she wrote in Japanese for the first time.    [FULL  STORY]

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