VP urges scholars in US to back WHA bid

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-02-01

Vice President Chen Chien-jen said that he hopes Taiwan’s scholars in the United

Chen Chien gives a speech at the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology on December 29, 2017. (CNA file photo)

States will voice their support for the country’s bid for WHA observer status.

The WHA or World Health Assembly is the convening body of the World Health Organization. Last year, Taiwan was not invited to the event due to pressure from China. Taiwan has attended in previous years as an observer.

Chen on Thursday met with Cheng Tsung-mei, a visiting health policy research analyst from Princeton University. Chen told Cheng that Taiwan’s complex political status requires people like to promote the country’s contributions in healthcare and disease prevention.    [FULL  STORY]

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