This undated photo shows Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council. Ma stressed on May 22, 2023 that any attempt to challenge the one-China principle will find no support and is doomed to fail. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
BEIJING – 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.
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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.