White House petition supporting Taiwan’s entry into WHO passes threshold in 3 days

Petition makes plea for Taiwan to contribute to coordinated international response to Wuhan virus outbreak

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/02/02
By}: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

White House petition website screenshot

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A White House petition calling on the U.S. government to support Taiwan’s joining the World Health Organization (WHO) surpassed the required threshold of 100,000 signatures within just three days.

The petition, posted on Jan. 30, has garnered 128,039 signatures as of 3 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 2). The Trump administration is required to issue an official response to the request in 60 days.

The petition was launched by someone with the initials C.C. It urges Washington to “take action supporting Taiwan for joining WHO,” citing the island nation’s high-quality medical technology and abundant experience in healthcare.    [FULL  STORY]

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