Taiwan will not press for participation at the World Health Assembly beginning Monday, but will continue to donate medical supplies overseas and protest China's "two-faced behavior" that excludes it from such forums, the island's foreign minister said.
119 of the 194 countries showed support for the resolution.
Rather, the resolution seeks an evaluation of the world's pandemic preparedness and the lessons learned from global response toward COVID-19.
'COVID-19 vaccine development and deployment in China, when available, will be made a global public good, which will be China's contribution to ensuring vaccine accessibility and affordability in developing countries, ' Xi said via video-conference at the WHO's annual assembly.
For its part, China said Monday that it would provide $2 billion over two years to help with the response to the pandemic.
President Xi today stressed China's "open, transparent and responsible attitude" while tackling the pandemic.
Australia's foreign minister insists a motion that has won support from most of the world will pave the way for an impartial, independent and comprehensive investigation into the handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
A glimpse of the virtual WHO Assembly in Geneva. Image WHO
"Had the World Health Organization done its job to get medical experts into China to objectively assess the situation on the ground and to call out China's lack of transparency, the outbreak could have been contained at its source with very little death", Trump said then. China will establish a cooperation mechanism for its hospitals to pair up with 30 African hospitals and accelerate construction of a disease control and prevention headquarters on the continent.
"China is also ready to work with the worldwide community to bolster support for the hardest-hit countries under the greatest strain of debt service, so that they could tide over the current difficulties", he said, adding China will cooperate with G20 countries on it.
A glimpse of the virtual WHO Assembly in Geneva. He claimed he did so because the WHA's proceedings had been shortened due to the virus and said it would restart its campaign to be included later in the year when meetings would be conducted normally. Taiwan had been an observer at the WHA in past years when its relations with China were warmer, but China has taken a hard line since the 2016 election of independence-leaning Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.
As of Monday, Taiwan had 440 confirmed coronavirus cases with seven deaths.
The statement assumes significance as United States has halted its funding to the world health body.
"WHO had determined that the information provided by Taiwan held no value, and it neglected to respond", Taiwanese health minister Chen Shih-chung said last week.
Geng Shuang, the spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, praised the World Health Organization and its chief for being "objective, just and scientific in fulfilling its duty".