WHA voting on Taiwan's participation today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) will discuss on Monday (May 18) whether to include Taiwan in the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA). A document obtained by...

Resolution by 60 countries wants WHO to investigate origin of Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 60 countries, including all members of the European Union, have drawn up a resolution for World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebre...

The Latest: Soccer makes comeback in Germany

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Professional soccer resumed in Germany after a two-month break with four games in the second divisio...

WHO head urges global unity to help make Tokyo Olympics safe

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday it will not be easy to make next year's Tokyo Olympics a safe global gathering after the pandemic. Speaking at ...

China sends secret WHO letter to counter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China sent a secret letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) to counter the momentum in favor of Taiwan being allowed to attend the World Health Assembly (WHA), Forei...

Taiwan’s WHA participation a moment of reckoning for WHO

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – On Monday (May 18), the World Health Organization (WHO) will hold its 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA). The event will take place in Geneva but most representatives wil...

Hong Kong activists launch petition supporting Taiwan's World Health Assembly bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to a claim by World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus that he had "no mandate" to invite Taiwan to Monday's (...

UN health agency chief unbowed amid attacks, Trump criticism

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s director-general has faced many challenges during the coronavirus pandemic: racial slurs, death threats, social media caricatures — he was once depicted a...

7 UN agencies urge Libya cease-fire to contain coronavius

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Seven U.N. agencies called on Wednesday for a cease-fire in Libya to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, saying the international community “must not turn a blind eye to t...

Allies support Taiwan as WHA draws near

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With only six days remaining until the World Health Assembly (WHA), 12 of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies have already called for the island nation to be invited to the m...

UN says 7 or 8 `top' candidates for a COVID-19 vaccine exist

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Health Organization chief said Monday there are around seven or eight “top” candidates for a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus and work on them is being accelerat...

China asked WHO to cover up coronavirus outbreak: German intelligence service

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) asked World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress news about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) o...

Wuhan virus finally alters global perceptions of the PRC: William Stanton

Twenty-nine years ago, on April 18, 1991, I delivered an informal talk at the Hoover Institution about the People's Republic of China (PRC), which I recently found among my papers. What surprised ...

WHO's exclusion of Taiwan inhumane: St. Vincent ambassador

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ (SVG) ambassador to Taiwan, Andrea Bowman, said Thursday (May 7) it is inhumane to allow the health of an entire country's people...

Taiwan protests WHO's reference to Taiwan as part of China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (May 7), Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) protested against the World Health Organization’s labeling of the island nation as part of Chi...