UN weather conference throws Taiwanese expert out

Peng blames pressure from China

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/08
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Weather expert Peng Chi-ming (left) at the World Meteorological Conference (photo from Peng’s Facebook page) (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese weather expert Peng Chi-ming (彭啟明) said Saturday (June 8) that pressure from China was responsible for the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) booting him out of its congress in Geneva.

Peng, a renowned former weather forecaster, now serves as the CEO of WeatherRisk Explore, a company he founded himself.

He had been invited as an observer to the June 3-14 World Meteorological Congress, but on June 6, he was suddenly informed that he would not be allowed to stay, and his credentials were taken away with force, the Central News Agency reported.

Peng said he had first joined a related organization, which told him he would be welcome at the congress in Geneva after registering with the WMO as an observer.

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