For Immediate Release
Washington DC – May 20, 2020
Contact: (202) 547-3686

U.S. Representatives Urge President Trump to Make Taiwan’s Participation a Central Part of U.S. Reform Efforts Toward the WHO

Concerning the potential impact of U.S. recent adjustment in its policy towards the WHO, U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-OH), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), and Ted Yoho (R-FL) issued a joint letter to President Trump to express their support for Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization (WHO), while urging the President to make this a central part of U.S. reform efforts.

The four Members first lauded President Trump’s letter from May 18 to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, which they referred to as China Health Organization. They add: “we also wish to highlight the failure of the WHO to invite Taiwan to this year’s WHA as further evidence of the CCP’s undue influence.”  

The letter emphasizes: “[We] respectfully suggest that you [i.e., President Trump] also consider including Taiwan’s participation in the WHO as a criterion in determining the success of adequate reform of that international organization.”

FAPA President Dr. Minze Chien states: “We wholeheartedly thank the four Members for urging President Trump to include Taiwan’s participation as part of the plan to reform the World Health Organization. In the future, we look forward to U.S. support for Taiwan’s full membership in the global health body. Prior to 1998, members of U.S. Congress had been advocating for Taiwan’s full membership in major international organizations including the UN and the WHO. It is time to reverse the U.S. self-imposed policy and treat Taiwan as the normal country it is.”


有鑑於美國近期調整對世界衛生組織政策所帶來的可能影響,聯邦眾議員夏波(Steve Chabot)、約霍(Ted Yoho)、瑞森紹爾(Guy Reschenthaler)、迪亞士巴拉特(Mario Diaz-Balart)聯名去函川普總統,呼籲將台灣參與議題納入美國改革世衛的計畫之一。

聯名信首先表達對川普總統日前致函世衛秘書長的認同,並嘲諷世界衛生組織為中國衛生組織(China Health Organization)。他們表示,今年台灣沒有受邀參與世界衛生大會,證明了中國影響力擴張的事實。