immediate release - April 4, 2002
three o'clock on April 4, President Bush signed WHO Bill
HR2739 into law at the White House.
bill authorizes the Secretary of State to initiate a United
States plan to endorse and obtain observer status for Taiwan
at the annual week-long summit of the World Health Assembly
in May 2002" and asks the Secretary of State to submit
a written report on the plan to Congress within 14 days
after the Act's enactment.
President Ming-chi Wu, Ph.D. says: This is a great leap
forward! We still have 5 weeks to go before the annual
WHO summit in Geneva and that will provide us with a lot
of time to inform all WHO members of the development and
to urge them to support Taiwans participation in the upcoming
Taiwan Caucus members will send a letter to President Bush
on April 11 urging the President to explicitly speak out
in favor of Taiwan's meaningful participation in the WHO.
And finally, we also hope that House International Relations
Committee chairman Henry Hyde can bring the matter up during
his bi-weekly lunch with the President at the White House.