Taiwan Expresses Desire For Invitation To Attend World Health Assembly As Observer Over Chinese Objections

Associated Press: Taiwan pushes for inclusion in global health summit
“Taiwan is pushing for a last-minute invitation to an annual World Health Organization summit amid rising pressure from Beijing to isolate the island by blocking its participation in international events. Online registration for the 10-day World Health Assembly closes Monday. Although Taiwan has attended as an observer since 2009, China has been stepping up diplomatic pressure on Taiwan’s government over President Tsai Ing-wen’s refusal to endorse Beijing’s view that Taiwan is Chinese territory…” (Brown, 5/8).