Taiwan's current Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration should be held responsible for the island's absence from the ongoing World Health Assembly (WHA), according to Taipei-based experts.
Chu Shin-min, a professor of the Chengchi University department of diplomacy, said at a press conference Monday that the key to Taiwan's participation in international organizations is recognition of the 1992 Consensus, which embodies the one-China principle but has been rejected by the DPP administration.
The DPP administration is deceiving itself, as peaceful and stable cross-strait relations are the foundation for Taiwan's participation, said Chu.
From 2009 to 2016, Taiwan participated in the WHA with observer status as "Chinese Taipei," but has not been invited since 2017, when the DPP took power.
The authority's so-called protests were merely cloaks to hide its incompetence and mislead the public, according to Pang Chien-kuo, a professor at Taipei's Chinese Culture University (CCU).
Chen Yi-hsin, a chair professor at the Department of Political Science of the CCU, also highlighted that the expansion of Taiwan's international space could only be achievable through improving cross-strait relations.