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Taiwan Continues To Seek Inclusion In World Health Assembly As Observer

New York Times: Blocked by China, Taiwan Presses to Join U.N. Agency’s Meeting
“Taiwan will continue to seek inclusion in the World Health Assembly’s annual meeting this month in Geneva, government officials said on Monday, pushing back against the latest in a series of efforts by China to block the self-ruled island from participating in international organizations…” (Horton, 5/8).

Reuters: Uninvited Taiwan says going to U.N. health meeting, warns China on ties
“…Self-ruled Taiwan has accused Beijing of obstructing its efforts to attend the May 22-31 annual meeting in Geneva of the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO). China views democratic Taiwan as a renegade province to be retaken with the use of force if necessary, and says other countries and international organizations should not recognize it or treat as a separate country…” (Wu, 5/9).

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