Beijing says one-China principle is consensus of international community

A Chinese mainland official said the one-China principle is a consensus of the international community after Taiwan’s bid to attend the World Health Assembly was rejected.

The assembly, the highest decision-making body of the World Health Organization, refused to include a proposal on Taiwan’s participation in its 74th session.

A spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of China’s State Council said the assembly’s decision proved there is no way out for “Taiwan independence.”

He stressed the mainland always attaches great importance to Taiwan compatriots’ health and welfare. Based on the one-China principle, the mainland has made appropriate arrangements for the Taiwan region’s participation in global health affairs.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the mainland has sent 260 notifications on COVID-19 to the Taiwan region, with health experts in the Taiwan region participating in 16 WHO technical activities.

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