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TAIWAN – CHINA
China gets Taiwan excluded from WHO
Taiwan’s Health Minister was excluded today from the World Health Assembly in Geneva, despite support from many states, because of its refusal to endorse the One-China principle. The World Health Organisation’s travel budget is greater than some public health emergencies.
19/05/2017 16:02:00 TAIWAN – CHINA
World Health Organisation to exclude Taiwan (under Chinese pressure)
Taiwan students slam WHO for breaching its principles, organise an online petition to have Taiwan represented at the World Health Assembly in Geneva on 22-31 May. Beijing continues its battle to isolate Taipei from the international community after Tsai Ing-wen won Taiwan’s presidential election.
13/10/2016 09:12:00 THAILAND
King Bhumibol dies at age 88
The monarch died at 15:52 local time. For three days his condition was "unstable." He suffered from difficulty breathing, kidney and liver problems. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha rushes back to Bangkok, where he met with Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn. Citizens in mourning. Bhumibol was the longest reigning monarch in the world (70 years).
The influenza A virus has not mutated, vaccine should to be ready soon
The World Health Organisation tries to be reassuring, saying the virus has not mutated. It expects three billion doses of vaccine to be available in a few months time. It still calls for high levels of alert.
05/06/2017 16:12:00 THAILAND
Thai government announces unrealistic steps against human trafficking
Bangkok is at the centre of labour and sex trafficking. Source told AsiaNews that it “is like printing money so that no one has any interest in shutting it down." The issue tops this year’s national agenda. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha calls for zero tolerance, announces a '5 P Strategy'.
04/05/2010 NORTH KOREA – CHINA
WHO praises North Korea’s health care system, but it is just propaganda
WHO director general, a Chinese national, says that North Korea’s health care system is the envy of many developing countries. Sources tell AsiaNews, “Ms Chan’s statement can only help gain credit with the dictator of Pyongyang, Kim Jong-il, who is on an official visit to China.” The Church works for the sick of North Korea.
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