Area doctors to lobby WHO to admit Taiwan

Posted On Jan 11 2020 by

first_imgA group of U.S. doctors with Taiwanese backgrounds is traveling to Switzerland this month to petition for the Asian island’s inclusion in the World Health Organization. “It’s not fair to 23 million people,” said Simon Lin, an anesthesiologist in Hacienda Heights. “We hope to get our voices heard. Don’t let this issue become too political.” About 20 doctors and their spouses plan to make their case by rallying in Geneva when the annual WHO summit starts May 14. The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles could not be reached for comment. Autonomy is a sensitive subject on both sides of the strait, and for local Taiwanese transplants. Though the island is a de-facto independent country with a separate government, China insists that Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are all part of China. Simple words are charged with politics, and even what restaurant people eat at can have connotations. Proponents say they are only asking for observer status within the WHO, and argue that viruses transcend national boundaries. But things aren’t so simple. “When you’re dealing with Taiwan and China, it’s all political,” Rosen said. “Even if you say it’s just about health, if Taiwan is given some special status, it suggests to the mainland that this is a step toward independence.” In the meantime, local doctors continue to try to raise Taiwan’s profile in the world of medicine. Since 2003, NATMA has organized volunteer doctors and dentists on trips to Central America to offer aid. The group has visited Panama, Granada, and Guatemala, said Arcadia’s Victor Lin, who chairs the international medical mission committee. “We see ourselves as Taiwanese Americans. We need to build these bridges, let people know that Taiwanese doctors have compassion,” said Lin, a dentist in San Gabriel who visited Geneva last year. “Even though we don’t know when we can reach this goal \, we still have to let our issues be known.” [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! They argue Taiwan’s participation in the United Nations agency is critical in an age of global travel, and point to the SARS epidemic in 2003 and the pandemic threat of avian flu. “Taiwan needs a channel to access info from the WHO,” said Lin, who first went to Geneva with the North American Taiwanese Medical Association in 1997. “The mission of WHO is health for all. You should not discriminate.” However, China’s One China policy, and its worldwide clout, means that only a handful of countries recognize Taiwan as a sovereign nation. The island is not a member of the United Nations. “Taiwan wants more international space,” said Stanley Rosen, director of the East Asian Studies Center at USC. “And the mainland is trying to restrict their space as much as possible. “This is one of the areas where Taiwan thinks it has the best chance of succeeding \ it’s not going to happen as long as China is against it.” last_img read more


If Liverpool’s throw-in coach gets them doing this, the mocking will stop

Posted On Dec 26 2019 by

first_img ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Most popular football news possible standings Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF RANKED Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures MONEY Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Scotland and Liverpool defender, Andy Robertson recently revealed the players are more switched on when it comes to throw-ins.“We have all bought into it and are all improving. Since he came I’ve gained about six metres,” he said.And it was the perfect chance to watch this amazing throw from Fresno State’s Chloe Chedester, who was credited with the assist when Tori Nicolo scored against Sacramento State in August.“I focus on everything you can imagine,” Gronnemark has said. “It is not just the technique of the throw, but how to receive it, how to make the right runs, the positioning, creating space.” impact Since Liverpool introduced a specialist throw-in coach, some have taken delight in mocking.Thomas Gronnemark joined during the club’s pre-season training camp and appears to have already made a difference.“To be honest, I’d never heard about a throw-in coach,” manager Jurgen Klopp said when asked about the Dane’s role. “But when I heard about Thomas it was clear to me I wanted to meet him.“And when I met him it was 100 per cent clear, I wanted to employ him.” REVEALED highlights smart causal 1 Gronnemark has been hired by Liverpool to help the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold improve their throw-ins at Liverpoollast_img read more