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With nod from China, Taiwan gets seat at WHO coronavirus forum

Beijing insists 'One China' principle applies to self-ruled island despite concession

The World Health Organization held a two-day forum on the coronavirus in Geneva this week.   © Reuters

TAIPEI/GENEVA -- Taiwanese experts participated in a World Health Organization meeting this week on the coronavirus outbreak, as mainland China made an exception to its usual policy of blocking what it considers a breakaway province from international forums.

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