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MAC protests China’s interference in Taiwan’s WHA participation

The Mainland Affairs Council May 14 condemned China for obstructing Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Assembly set to take place May 27-June 1 and thus putting the health of the country’s 23 million citizens at risk.

According to the MAC, Beijing has repeatedly misinterpreted U.N. Resolution 2758 and WHA Resolution 25.1 to force other countries to uphold its “One China” principle and block Taiwan from taking part in the international community.

Taiwan has never been part of the People’s Republic of China, and neither side is subordinate to the other, the MAC said, adding that Taiwan has a right to engage in global society. The country’s people remain unwavering in their determination to contribute to the world and will never succumb to China’s unreasonable oppression, the council asserted.

The country’s accomplishments in public health are well-recognized around the world, and there is a growing consensus to incorporate Taiwan into the global public health system, the MAC said. The government will continue seeking support from like-minded partners to protect the well-being of Taiwan’s people and gain entry to related bodies and mechanisms, the council concluded. (POC-E)

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