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Any attempt of playing the Taiwan card and using Taiwan to contain China will be rejected by the international community and not succeed, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said on May 10, 2023.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a statement on May 9 saying that the US strongly encourages the WHO to invite Taiwan to participate as an observer at this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting.
“We once again urge the US to adhere to the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-US joint communiqués, observe international law and the basic norms governing international relations, act on the US leader’s assurances of not supporting ‘Taiwan independence’ and not supporting ‘two Chinas’ or ‘one China, one Taiwan’, stop hyping up issues related to Taiwan using the WHA,” spokesperson Wang Wenbin said at a daily news briefing when answering a relevant query.
Wang said that the one-China principle has the overwhelming support of the international community and represents the trend of the world. This is not to be denied, nor can it be held back.