China opposes the US statement encouraging Taiwan’s presence at the WHA

China strongly regrets and strongly opposes the statement of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in which he said that the United States encourages the World Health Organization (WHO) to invite Taiwan’s presence as an observer at the World Health Assembly ( WHA), a Ministry of Foreign Affairs this year. a spokesperson said Thursday.

Below you will find the full text of the question and answer on this issue.

Question: On May 1, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement saying that “the United States strongly encourages WHO to renew an invitation to Taiwan to participate as an observer in this year’s WHA .” What is China’s comment?

A: The US statement is a serious violation of the One China Principle and the three joint communiqués between China and the US. China deeply regrets the statement and strongly opposes it.

There is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. China’s position on the participation of the Taiwan region in the activities of international organizations, including the WHO, is consistent and clear, that is, it should be treated according to the one-China principle, which is also a basic principle that is enshrined in UNGA Resolution 2758. WHA resolution 25.1. The DPP authorities have stubbornly adhered to the separatist position of “Taiwan independence,” meaning that the political basis for the Taiwan region’s participation in the WHA no longer exists. The US statement presents this issue in a misleading manner, essentially to deceive and support the separatist activities of “Taiwan independence”.

The Taiwan issue is at the core of China’s core interests and is the number one red line that should not be crossed in China-US relations. We once again urge the US to earnestly adhere to the One China Principle and observe the three China-US Joint Communiqués, international law and basic norms of international relations, and act on the US leader’s commitment not to support ‘Taiwan independence’. two Chinas’ or ‘one China, one Taiwan’, stop using the WHA to sow confusion on Taiwan-related issues, and avoid sending wrong signals to the separatist forces of ‘Taiwan independence’.

The One China principle has the extensive support of the international community. It is where global opinion trends evolve and where the arc of history bends. This trend cannot be denied or stopped. Any attempt to play the “Taiwan card” and use Taiwan to contain China will be strongly opposed by the international community and is doomed to failure.