By: Tang Pei-chun, Shine Chen, Elizabeth Hsu, Joseph Yeh and William
Taipei, May 6 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday condemned China’s “barbaric behavior” for once again blocking Taiwan from attending the World Health Assembly (WHA), after a Beijing official said China decided not to agree to Taiwan’s participation due to its “one China principle.”
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said such exclusion runs against the World Health Organization’s (WHO) constitution that says the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.
The ministry called on the international community to face the “evil essence of Chinese government” in its repeated attempts to squeeze Taiwan’s international space and help Taiwan enjoy the rights it deserves to participate in the international community.
The world will suffer from the consequences if international organizations such as the WHO continue to bow to Chinese pressure to ignore the rights of Taiwan’s people, it said. [FULL STORY]