Change in WHO entry strategy mulled – Chang Yun-ping

From the Taipei Times (link):

may apply to be a full member of the (WHO) under the name “Taiwan” if China and the WHO again block the nation’s bid for observer status in the health body this May, a senior official said yesterday.

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Michael Kau (È´òËã±ËåÇ), who is in charge of the country’s bid to join the WHO, said yesterday that the government will not rule out announcing a change of strategy if Taiwan fail in its bid to obtain observer status at the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the WHO.

The WHA will hold its annual convention from May 22 to May 27 this year, and Taiwan will for the 10th time try to secure observer status.

Also see “Taiwan in the World Health Organization: A Prescription for Good Health” on Asia Media of UCLA by Dr. Wu-lien Wei, Director General, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles; also “Why Locking Out Taiwan Is Bad for World Health” by Jack Kuo-Jung Lee on the New York Sun


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