Two US lawmakers urge WHA support for Taiwan

Taipei Times
Date: May 10, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Two senior members of the US House of Representatives on Monday called for

Representatives of the Taiwan Society and other pro-independence groups hold signs promoting Taiwan’s participation in the WHO during at a news conference in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

continued support of Taiwan as it became clear that the nation would not be invited to the World Health Assembly (WHA) due to China’s obstruction.

The deadline to register for the event, which opens on May 22 in Geneva, Switzerland, passed on Monday, and Taiwan did not receive an invitation.

Representatives Ed Royce and Eliot Engel, the chairman and ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the call in a letter to US Secretary of Health and Human Services Thomas Price.    [FULL  STORY]

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