In Efforts To Join WHO Assembly, Taiwan Draws Attention To Its International Health Assistance

VOA News: How Taiwan Benefits if it Fails to Join the WHO Assembly
“Taiwan can turn a failed bid to join the World Health Organization’s annual assembly in its favor this year by generating moral support in its struggle against political rival China, experts say. … A failed effort to observe the World Health Assembly would still give Taiwan limelight overseas for drawing attention to its billions of dollars’ worth of medical charity — an argument the government in Taipei uses to push its bid — analysts say. The bid, failed or otherwise, would also make China and the WHO look more interested in politics than health, they add. … The U.S. Congress unanimously backs Taiwan’s bid, said Coen Blaauw, executive director of the Taiwan advocacy group Formosan Association for Public Affairs…” (Jennings, 4/27).

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