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Taiwan Locked Out Of World Health Assembly; Taiwanese Health Minister In Geneva To Attend Bilateral Meetings

Associated Press: China warns Taiwan of continued lockout from WHO assembly
“China’s health minister has all but slammed the door on any more participation for Taiwan at the World Health Organization’s annual assembly until the island’s government accepts the ‘One China’ principle…” (Keaton, 5/22).

Reuters: Interview: Shut out of U.N. forum, Taiwan slams China’s ‘coercion and threats’
“Taiwan hopes its allies will stand up to China’s ‘coercion and threats’ that have shut it out of the U.N.’s annual World Health Assembly (WHA), Taiwanese Health Minister Chen Shih-chung told Reuters on Saturday. Thousands of delegates from the World Health Organization’s 194 members will attend the Geneva meeting this week, but Chen’s delegation and Taiwanese media are barred from entry…” (Miles, 5/21).

Taiwan News: Taiwan’s minister of health to attend bilateral meetings during WHA
“Taiwan’s Minister of Health and Welfare Chen Shih-chung has arrived in Geneva last Saturday and will attend bilateral meetings during the World Health Assembly (WHA) despite the exclusion from the summit…” (Chang, 5/22).

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