Taiwan Vice-President Chen Chien-jen speaks during a press briefing with foreign journalists about the coronavirus pandemic in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE Taiwan Vice-President Chen Chien-jen speaks during a press briefing with foreign journalists about the coronavirus pandemic in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan Vice-President Chen Chien-jen speaks during a press briefing with foreign journalists about the coronavirus pandemic in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan unlikely to attend upcoming World Health Assembly due to ‘politics’, Vice-President Chen Chien-jen says

  • Taiwan’s vice-president says political pressure from Beijing has made it difficult for the island to get an invitation from the World Health Organisation
  • The mainland claims Taiwan needs to go through Beijing to attend the event because statehood is required for UN memberships

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Taiwan Vice-President Chen Chien-jen speaks during a press briefing with foreign journalists about the coronavirus pandemic in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE Taiwan Vice-President Chen Chien-jen speaks during a press briefing with foreign journalists about the coronavirus pandemic in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan Vice-President Chen Chien-jen speaks during a press briefing with foreign journalists about the coronavirus pandemic in Taipei, Taiwan on Thursday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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