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'WHO is excluding us under China pressure,' Taiwan minister says

Coronavirus chief urges agency to 'show appropriate attitude'

Chen Shih-chung, the Taiwanese health minister, tells reporters that Taipei should be permitted to participate in the World Health Organization's annual assembly.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's coronavirus czar ripped the World Health Organization on Wednesday for refusing to give the island a seat at the policymaking table, blaming intervention from Beijing.

"The WHO is excluding us from participation because of pressure from China," Chen Shih-chung, Taiwan's minister of health and welfare, told reporters here Wednesday.

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