CCP praises World Health Assembly’s rejection of Taiwan as observer

The World Health Assembly’ s rejection to discuss the proposal of inviting Taiwan as an observer to the assembly showed that the attempt to realize “Taiwan independence” will never succeed, a mainland spokesperson said on Tuesday.

It also showed that the one-China principle is the consensus of the international community, said Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the State Council Taiwan Affairs Office.

The island’s ruling Democratic Progress Party has itself to blame for Taiwan’s being unable to participate in the assembly for four consecutive years, he said.

The DPP interferes with the process of the WHA and destroys international cooperation in epidemic prevention, fully exposing the true face of the DPP that its political gain is superior to public health security, Ma said.

He warned DPP authorities not to go further on the wrong path. 

“Any act challenging the one-China principle will inevitably end in failure,” he added.

The DPP had been soliciting support for Taiwan’s participation in this year’s WHA, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization with scheduled meetings from Monday to Tuesday, by claiming there will be a “gap” in global anti-epidemic efforts if Taiwan is not able to participate.

Some countries, including the United States, had also been asking the WHO to invite Taiwan as an observer to the assembly and pushing for WHA discussion of this proposal.

The political foundation for Taiwan to attend WHA no longer exists as the DPP refused to recognize the one-China principle, according to Ma.

Source: China Daily

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