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Taiwan and the WHO in 2020: A Novel Virus and Viral Politics   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Webpage: "The World Health Assembly (WHA)--the annual plenary session of the 194 members of the World Health Organization (WHO)--convenes on May 18, 2020. The perennial question of Taiwan's participation and access has again become especially prominent and contentious, largely because of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. The impact of the novel coronavirus has enhanced the arguments--and international support--for restoring Taiwan's access and, with it, providing a boost to Taiwan's international stature and, in turn, its security. But Beijing's opposition and other factors create challenges more daunting than those that Taipei faced when it began its earlier eight-year run of WHA attendance. The push for Taiwan's regaining engagement and participation is a case of what should be an irresistible force meeting what may be an immovable object."

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2020-05-13
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