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DPP authorities told to stop political maneuvering at WHO

Source: XinhuaUpdated: 2023-05-24

BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- Ma Xiaoguang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, stressed on Monday that any attempt to challenge the one-China principle will find no support and is doomed to fail.

"We advise the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities to immediately stop their political maneuvering about Taiwan-related issues at the World Health Organization (WHO)," Ma said in response to a media query.

The World Health Assembly, the highest decision-making body of the WHO, on Monday decided not to include in its agenda a proposal on Taiwan's participation in the upcoming annual assembly as an observer.

The relevant decision demonstrates, once again, that adherence to the one-China principle is the universal consensus of the international community that is in line with the will of the people and the overriding trend, Ma said.

This principle should not be challenged, the spokesperson said, adding that the so-called "proposal" by the DPP authorities violated the international consensus and is doomed to encounter rejection.

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