By: Rita Cheng, Tony Liao and Kuo Chung-han
Washington, May 9 (CNA) The United States “recognizes Taiwan’s continued
leadership on global health issues” and “continues to strongly support Taiwan’s participation as an observer” at World Health Assembly meetings, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
The U.S. has welcomed Taiwan’s participation as an observer at the past eight WHA meetings, Grace Choi, East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau spokesperson in the U.S. Department of State, wrote in an email to CNA in response to a request for a comment on the issue.
She said the U.S. is encouraging authorities in Beijing and Taipei to “engage in constructive dialogue,” on the basis of dignity and respect. [FULL STORY]