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Despite Current Outbreak, Last Year’s Successes Fighting off COVID-19, Taiwan Not Invited to WHO Yet Again

Taiwan not invited to the annual World Health Assembly meeting again this year, despite a number of nations calling for Taiwan’s inclusion as an observer. The World Health Assembly is the governing body of the World Health Organization, the United Nations agency responsible for global health. Taiwan's exclusion occurs despite the current COVID-19 outbreak in Taiwan...

Taiwan Drops Bid for Participation, Xi Jinping Delivers Opening Remarks at World Health Assembly

In a surprise, the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced earlier today that it would be withdrawing Taiwan’s bid to participate in the World Health Assembly as an observer. Notably, the opening remarks for the World Health Assembly summit, which will be held in Geneva and online today and tomorrow, were delivered by Chinese president Xi Jinping...

Australia Conference Debacle Actually Opportunity For Taiwan

With a recent incident in Australia last week in which the Taiwanese delegation to the Kimberley Process conference on blood diamond trafficking was expelled following the demands of the Chinese delegation and affiliated African delegations, however counterintuitively, we can observe an opportunity for Taiwan to make its plight known to the international world. The real question is whether the Tsai administration is willing to take action to make Taiwan’s plight better known to the international world...