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‘Taiwan, China’ label opposed: MOFA

THE NAME GAME:A deputy foreign minister said Taiwan has received better treatment from the WHO since 2009 in terms of invitations and participation in technical meetings

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff Reporter

The WHO invited Taiwan to attend the 2003 SARS conference by sending an invitation to China’s Permanent Mission in Geneva and asking it to forward the invitation to Beijing before giving it to Taiwan, Shen said.

After Taiwan’s inclusion in the IHR and in the WHA as an observer, improvements have been made in its access in terms of the name of its delegation, the rank of officials invited to events and the level of meetings in which Taiwanese can participate, Shen said.

Meanwhile, the representative office in Geneva lodged a verbal and written protest with the WHO Secretariat over the memo at 6pm on Monday, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Shen Ssu-tsun (沈斯淳) said.

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