Taiwan blames China’s “shameless lies” for WHO access

Taipei-Taiwan’s foreign minister criticized what he called China’s “shameless lie” in an intensifying controversy over Beijing’s blockade of the island from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, China revealed He said he didn’t care about the Taiwanese people.

The United States and the Group of Seven (G7) call on China’s alleged but democratically governing Taiwan to attend the World Health Assembly, the WHO decision-making body, starting May 24. It was.

Taiwan has been excluded from most global organizations such as WHO due to opposition from China, which is considered one of the states rather than an independent state.

China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that no one cares more about Taiwanese people than the Chinese government, with “appropriate arrangements” in place for Taiwan’s participation in global health issues.

“Shameless lies! Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Twitter, referring to China’s ruling Communist Party,” just showing that the CCP can’t tell the truth. “

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Hua Chunying, a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, will attend a press conference in Beijing, China, on October 9, 2020. (ThomasSuen / File / Reuters)

“No one would believe that after Beijing went to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Tibet Autonomous Region and Hong Kong, it could take care of Taiwan’s health needs and other things,” Wu said. “Thank God that we are not under Chinese control! Please help us stay away.”

Mr Wu said the Chinese Communist Party could not represent Taiwan because it had never ruled Taiwan and only the government of a democratically elected island could represent its people.

Hua Chunying, a spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in Beijing that it was part of China that accused Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of refusing to accept the island.

“DPP authorities are familiar with this. Taiwanese compatriots are our body and blood. The Chinese central government has taken all necessary steps to ensure the health and well-being of Taiwanese compatriots. “She added.

WHO is working with Taiwanese technical experts on COVID-19, but it is up to Member States to invite Taiwan to visit the WHO conference, said Steve Solomon, WHO’s Chief Legal Officer. It was.

According to diplomats, China can easily lock in enough countries to block Taiwan from the World Health Assembly.

Ben Blanchard