Taiwan strongly critical of China’s attempts to block its WHO bid

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 17 May, 2019
By: Paula Chao

Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (left) and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (right) Friday held a joint press conference.

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]

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