Radio Taiwan International
Date: 17 May, 2019
By: Paula Chao
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu has expressed strong criticism of Beijing for blocking Taiwan from technical meetings organized by the WHO.
At a press conference Friday, Wu said China has claimed that it has taken proper care of the health needs of Taiwan’s 23 million people. However, Wu said that the Chinese government has never had any jurisdiction over Taiwan. Wu said that because of pressure from China, up to 70% of Taiwan’s applications to attend WHO technical meetings between 2009 and 2018 were rejected. [FULL STORY]