With a ‘fanciful provocation’ against the one-China principle, the US and the DPP bring their own humiliation (Global Times editorial)

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The World Health Assembly (WHA) has officially taken the decision to explicitly reject the proposal raised by a few countries to invite the island of Taiwan to the WHA as an observer. This is the sixth consecutive year that Taiwan has been unable to secure an invitation to attend the WHA because the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) refuses to recognize the “1992 Consensus”.

Prior to the opening of the WHA, nearly 90 countries sent letters to the WHO expressing their adherence to the one-China principle and their opposition to Taiwan’s participation in the assembly. This fully shows that the one-China principle is the common consensus of the international community, which is a general trend and cannot be challenged.

What’s ridiculous is that Taiwan’s irate regional diplomatic authorities expressed their “contempt” for the mainland. But don’t the DPP authorities know that they are actually the clown people reject?

DPP authorities have received “a slap in the face” every year at the WHA, although it is clear that they are not obsessed with abuse. Without the incitement and support of the United States to use the island of Taiwan to contain China, and without the evil intention of the DPP to “seek independence using the epidemic” and “rely on the United United for independence”, he will not humiliate himself shamelessly in front of the world.

However, the US representative to the WHA only mentioned that “the United States deeply regrets Taiwan’s exclusion from the WHA”, which ironically contrasts with Washington’s high profile ahead of the meeting.

First of all, it is a shameful thing, but more importantly, the United States should be clear that there is no justification for planning this scheme with DPP authorities.

UN General Assembly Resolution 2758 and WHA Resolution 25.1 provide the legal basis for WHO to follow the one China principle. Taiwan Island’s participation in the AMS should be handled in accordance with the one-China principle and through cross-strait consultations.

The Chinese side pointed out that recent US actions and words on the Taiwan issue are quite different. In the three Sino-US joint communiqués, the United States made solemn commitments on the Taiwan issue and the one China principle.

US President Joe Biden has also made a clear commitment that the United States will not seek a new Cold War with China or aim to change the Chinese system, and the revitalization of its alliances is not aimed at China. The United States does not support “Taiwan independence” and has no intention of seeking conflict with China.

But what people saw was a two-faced United States. He significantly eased restrictions on official trade between the United States and the island of Taiwan, continuously improved the scale and performance of arms sales to Taiwan, and even went to the front lines to help the island. to “consolidate diplomatic allies”. Washington’s promotion of so-called “Taiwan participation in the WHA” is the latest “fanciful provocation”.

“Taiwan being excluded from the WHA” is actually a pseudo-proposal created by DPP authorities who have been manipulated by the US as a puppet. It’s a Trojan horse disguised as “human rights” and “public health,” but it actually intends to impact the one-China principle.

No matter how much they want to “seek independence using the pandemic”, they cannot hide the basic fact that, according to the one-China principle, the Chinese central government has made appropriate arrangements for the participation of the island of global health affairs.

There is an International Health Regulations point of contact in the Taiwan region to allow quick access and report health emergency information. In other words, the channels for Taiwan to obtain various information and support for epidemic prevention and control are perfectly smooth and efficient. The DPP’s so-called “loophole in the international epidemic prevention system” is a complete fabrication.

The United States and the island of Taiwan are well aware that if the DPP authorities want to attend the WHA, they only have to recognize the “1992 Consensus”. When Lee Teng-hui came to power in 1997, he enlisted 20 countries with “diplomatic ties” to Taiwan to raise the proposal, but each time they were overwhelmingly rejected.

However, from 2009 to 2016, the island of Taiwan participated in the WHA as an observer without spending a penny of the people or bowing down to the United States. The facts are before us: it is not the so-called “repression” by mainland China that is blocking Taiwan’s participation in the WHA as an observer, but the political manipulation of the DPP’s refusal to recognize the ” 1992 Consensus”.

The US-Taiwanese collusion again ended in failure, but it is not excluded that similar “fanciful provocations” are staged. But such a gesture is indecent and dangerous. The United States has broken its engagement and has inconsistent words and deeds on the Taiwan issue, which is truly detrimental to the dignity of a “great country.” Adopting the adventurist line and consistently supporting “Taiwanese secessionist” forces will inevitably lead to the United States drawing fire on itself and the self-annihilation of the DPP.

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