USA expresses dismay at China blocking Taiwan from attending WHA

Taiwan likely to miss World Health Assembly

Under the former resolution, passed in 1971, Taiwan was removed from the United Nations and the Communist Party-led government in Beijing became the sole representative of China in the world body, while under the latter, Taiwan was expelled from the WHO in 1972.

This year's WHA is to be held in Geneva from May 21-26 and the online registration deadline lapsed on Monday without Taipei receiving an invite.

However, ties between the mainland and the island have deteriorated since the 2016 election of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). "Only then can the two sides negotiate on the issue of Taiwan's participation in worldwide organizations and related activities".

It stressed that enjoying good health is the universal right of every human being, without distinction of political belief or other factors. It added that under the World Health Organization charter, Taiwan should be allowed equal participation in all World Health Organization events.

"The political foundation for Taiwan's participation in the WHA does not exist", An said.

While the World Health Organization said Taiwanese experts "regularly participate in relevant World Health Organization technical meetings", Taiwan said they were able to attend less than 30 per cent.


Unlike Taiwan's previous administration, that of Tsai's has not acknowledged the "One China" principle.

The forum was co-hosted by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bureau of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, as well as the European Economic and Trade Office in Taipei.

"Because the DPP refuses to recognise the".

The Trump administration lashed out Saturday at a demand by China for US airlines to stop describing Taiwan and Hong Kong as separate countries, calling the request "Orwellian nonsense".

Among other efforts, the government will continue to encourage Taiwan businesses to diversify their export and investment outlets from China to countries targeted in its New Southbound Policy, the Middle East and Africa, while also inspiring them to return to Taiwan for investment and inviting foreign procurement groups to visit the country.

"This is Orwellian nonsense and part of a growing trend by the Chinese Communist Party to impose its political views on American citizens and private companies", it said.

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