Tsai silent on WHA invitation

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-05-07
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President-elect Tsai Ing-wen did not respond to questions from reporters 6752997Saturday about how to deal with the invitation to attend the World Health Assembly in Geneva.

The letter, which arrived on Friday after weeks of waiting, said Taiwan could attend the May 23-28 event under the name of “Chinese Taipei” if it respected the “One China Principle.”

The invitation was also directed at incumbent Health and Welfare Minister Chiang Been-huang, who will make way for Tsai’s new government on May 20.

When Tsai arrived at a pharmacists’ conference Saturday, reporters asked her for her opinion on the invitation and its contents, but she failed to give a direct reply.

There have been suggestions that Chiang’s designated successor, Lin Tzou-yien, could represent Taiwan in Switzerland.    [FULL  STORY]

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