WHO rejects proposal to discuss Taiwan's assembly participation

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/5/23 10:22:00

A proposal to discuss the invitation of China's Taiwan to the World Health Organization (WHO)'s annual assembly was rejected by the WHO plenary on Monday.

Prior to the assembly, Li Bin, head of the Chinese delegation and minister of national health and family planning commission, said that from 2009 to 2016, the Chinese government made special arrangements for Taiwan to attend the WHO assembly as an observer in the name of "Chinese Taipei," in accordance with the "1992 consensus" reached between Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

However, Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party has refused to recognize the one-China principle, which undermined the political basis of Taiwan's participation in the WHO's annual conference.

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