Overseas Taiwanese in San Francisco raise issue of WHA attendance with speedboat | Taiwan News


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The overseas Taiwanese community in San Francisco on Friday (April 29) took to the water to show their support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly (WHA).

Hsiao Jen-chi (蕭仁麒), a member of the promotion committee of the Overseas Compatriots Affairs Council (OCAC), was driving a speedboat adorned with Taiwanese flags with a giant banner that read “Let TaiwanHelp!”

Hsiao left Mariner Square Marina at 2 p.m. Friday with a number of Taiwanese overseas figures on board, including Deputy Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)-San Francisco Chu Yung-chang (朱永昌) and the TECO Cultural Center. -San Francisco manager Chuang Ya-shu (莊雅淑), according to an OCAC press release.

Chuang said the COVID-19 pandemic of the past two years has made the world realize that “pandemic prevention knows no borders”, and only by working together can countries fight against it. the COVID.

Chuang added that Taiwan should not be left out of the WHA because health care is a shared global responsibility.

The 75th WHA will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from May 22-28.

From 2009 to 2016, Taiwan was invited to participate in the assembly as an observer. However, Taiwan has not been invited back in the five years since President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took office.


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