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Yet another ridiculous chapter in @WHO’s tarnished reputation - 24 hours after WHO issued a statement to “clear some misunderstanding” about how it manages global public health issues, including its interaction with #Taiwan, the statement has been removed. who.int/news-room/deta…
Here's a link to the original statement, which emphasized that - "This includes the people of Taiwan. We serve them through regular interactions with their experts and authorities on vital public health issues."

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"It is understandable that some people might think that the composition of WHO’s membership affects our ability to keep the world safe. But it is important to understand both how we are governed and how we operate in practice."
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۱. تایوان،۱۶۰ کیلومتری شرق چین؛ همان کشوری که مدیران ارشد WHO حتی جواب سوال خبرنگارش رو ندادند(ویدئو در کوت)، فقط ۵کشته و ۳۵۰ آلوده به کووید-۱۹ داشته. صحبت‌های مدیر سابق پروژهٔ «کارگروه اصلاحات بیمه درمانی تایوان» و مدیر فعلی مرکز مطالعات سیاست‌گذاری دانشگاه استنفورد در این مورد/
تایوان (جمعیت: ۲۴ م.) با وجود اینکه پروازهای مستقیم به/از #Wuhan داشت، موفق شد با مدیریت علمی، اقدام سریع، تولید انبوه تجهیزات حفاظتی و ردیابی پیشرفتهٔ افراد تحت قرنطینه از شیوع کووید-۱۹ جلوگیری کنه. اغلب مدارس و بازارها به کار عادی‌شون ادامه میدن. #Taiwan bit.ly/2X9cw5x
/با همان شایعه‌های اولیهٔ شیوع ویروسی جدید در #Wuhan، مرکز کنترل و پیشگیری از بیماری‌های تایوان تیمی متخصص (نه آخوند/بسیجی) رو فرستاد برای بررسی شرایط. نتیجه: تشخیص دادند که ویروسِ نشات گرفته در چین پتانسیل تبدیل به همه‌گیری جهانی (Pandemic) را دارد. #COVID19 #TaiwanIsNotChina
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1/ After US & EU thanked #Taiwan’s donation of millions of masks, #China is now tightening its grip on freedom of speech even on video games in Taiwan. Swordsman Love 3 or JX3, is developed by Chines company Xishanju and its operation in Taiwan is proxied by Wanan International.
2/ But on April 4, Taiwanese players were banned from mentioning words like #Wuhancoronavirus and #LiWenliang even on Taiwan server! Taiwan’s players were snitched by Chinese cyber warriors, with thousands of their accounts frozen. It sparked an outcry on Taiwan’s social media.
3/ The Chinese developer put pressure on Wanin to “handle the issue with real action”, but Wanin defied the political pressure and vowed to defend the freedom of speech of Taiwan players. Less than 30 minutes, the Chinese side decided to terminate the cooperation agreement.
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Außer der FDP haben sich in den vergangenen Tagen auch mehrere CDU-MdBs für Taiwan eingesetzt, besonders für mehr Einbeziehung bei der WHO. (Thread)
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1/ La Cina ha insabbiato l'epidemia di #COVID19italia con l'aiuto dell'OMS, il cui Presidente è stato nominato con il voto di Xi. Personaggi discutibili come Aylward (vedi⏬) sono esaltati dal Regime per la loro servilità. E intanto da noi, sono al Governo...
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2/ Chi è Bruce Aylward, tanto amato dalla macchina propagandistica del Regime cinese? E’ venuto alla ribalta con la bizzarra intervista alla TV di Hong Kong nella quale ha dovuto dare sfogo alla sua creatività, pur di non rispondere ad alcune domande scomode (per il Regime).
3/ Infatti, pur di non commentare il successo di #Taiwan nel contenimento del #COVID19 ha prima finto di non sentire le domande che gli venivano poste, poi ha interrotto bruscamente la telefonata e infine, incalzato dalla giornalista, ha parlato di Taiwan come parte della Cina.
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#Taiwan military is prepared for any #Chinese attack, says defence minister

Chang Guan-chung tells legislators that any attempt to attack Taiwan during the outbreak would be condemned worldwide & we are all ready & have made the best preparation for this”
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Last month 3 separate groups of Chinese warplanes approached Taiwan in long-distance training exercises in the western Pacific.

This month another group of planes approached Taiwan in an exercise intended to show off their night navigation and all-weather capabilities.
Taiwan’s air force scrambled fighter jets to shadow, & disperse the PLA warplanes through radio warnings during each approach by the mainland’s planes.

Those actions also prompted the US to send two B-52 bombers on southbound flights off Taiwan’s east coast.
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#Taiwan says #WHO not sharing #coronavirus information it provides, pressing complaints

Taiwan’s government has said that keeping it out of the WHO during the outbreak amounts to playing politics with Taiwanese lives
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has not shared with member states information Taiwan has provided on the coronavirus including details on its cases and prevention methods, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, ratcheting up its complaints.
Taiwan’s lack of membership of the U.N. body, due to Chinese pressure which claims the island as its own with no right to the trappings of statehood, has infuriated the Taiwanese government during the outbreak of the virus.
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#Taiwan says @WHO failed to act on #coronavirus transmission warning ~ @primroseriordan @KatrinaManson @KathrinHille @clivecookson

Taiwan said its #doctors had heard from #mainland colleagues that medical staff were getting ill — a sign of human-to-human #transmission. 1/n
#Taipei officials said they reported this to both International Health Regulations (#IHR), a @WHO framework for exchange of #epidemic prevention and response data between 196 countries, and #Chinese health authorities on December 31. 2/n

#CCP_is_terrorist #CCPvirus #ChineseVirus
“While the #IHR’s internal website provides a platform for all countries to share information on the #epidemic and their response, none of the information shared by our country’s [@Taiwan_CDC] is being put up there,” said Chen Chien-jen, #Taiwan’s vice-president. 3/n

#CCPvirus
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1/ SHAME: Asked by @yvonne_tg @thepulse_rthk about #Taiwan's participation in the U.N.'s World Health Organization, its official Bruce Aylward says "I can't...could't hear"; then hangs up; and then when called back & asked again, he quickly shuts down the interview. #Covid_19
2/ Bowing to political pressure by China, the WHO excludes Taiwan from the world health summit & dozens of WHO technical expert meetings, creating loopholes in global health security networks that could quicken the spread of pandemics in Asia and beyond.

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3/ The World Health Organization failed to communicate Taiwan's warning in December of possible human-to-human transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus, the Financial Times reported.

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‼️WOW‼️ Bruce Aylward/@WHO did an interview with HK's @rthk_news & when asked about #Taiwan he pretended not to hear the question. The journalist asks again & he hangs up!

She calls back & he said "Well, we've already talked about China."

ENJOY+SHARE THE MADNESS! #CoronaVirus
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About #COVID19 rapid test and medication - #Taiwan's Vice President and renown epistemologist Dr. Chen Chien-Jen said in an interview with CNA that Taiwan is expected to mass-produce the 15 minute rapid test for #COVID19 in three months. cna.com.tw/news/firstnews…
Additionally, the team at #Taiwan's Academic Sinica also continues to develop medication for #COVID19, which Chen thinks could be released to the market in six months.
Chen said in the interview that if #SARSCoV2 becomes like the seasonal flu in the future, then rapid test kits, antiviral medication and vaccine will become really important in the world's fight against #COVID19.
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1971 年纽约时报 — 天然食物食谱,看来美国人吃蝙蝠历史很已经久远了?

Fruit bat soup is one of the recommended traditional American cuisines in 1971? According to the New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook
40年 #台灣 老旅行社強烈推薦的美食 #蝙蝠湯

A #Taiwan travel agent recommending the best cuisine in Palau #Batsoup
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So #Taiwanese media Up Media reported on Thursday that the US informed #Taiwan in February that @WHO chief @DrTedros, who has been criticized for his repeated praise on #China throughout the #COVID19 outbreak, complained that he believed the negative comments against him ...
... are orchestrated by #Taiwan, arguing that there are political motivations behind these online attacks on him. @DrTedros said he believed these smearing campaigns are initiated by Taiwanese online trolls and the intention is to let #Taiwan join WHO.

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The Taiwanese government responded to these allegations on Saturday, claiming that @DrTedros' allegations are not true.
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A non-#COVID19 news - @realDonaldTrump officially signed the "Taipei Act" into law, which calls on US federal agencies to consider altering the economic, security and diplomatic interactions with countries that are... cna.com.tw/news/firstnews…
... trying to harm the security and prosperity of #Taiwan. On the contrary, the law also encourages the US government to upgrade their interaction with countries that are willing to improve their relationship with #Taiwan.
Additionally, the law also calls on the US federal government to use its influence and other tools to support #Taiwan become members or observers of international organizations as a non-state entity. It also encourages USTR to improve trade and economic ties with Taiwan.
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inspired by @jeremyphoward:

#Masks4All is a must in #Pakistan to fight #COVID19.

cc: @ansukhera

#Czech Republic with community effort got to 100% mask usage in 10 days all thru local DIY effort
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They have only 2 deaths with NO growth in daily new #COVID2019 cases.

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We can learn from president of #Taiwan who led a nationwide effort to mass produce in-demand PPE Personal Protection Equipment, leading to capability to manufacturer 10mil surgical #masks per day.

They invested massively & brought down Taiwan’s cases to lowest in the world.

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#Pakistan manufacturers over $24bil of textile products per month & this capacity could easily be directed towards producing PPE especially #Masks.

Graphs with light turquoise lines in these charts show flat curves because in these countries everyone wears a mask in public!

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#EpochTimes has been at the forefront of the #CCPVirus coverage.

We were reporting on a 'mystery virus' emerging in China as early as January 2. (Thread👇)

Be the first to know the latest #Coronavirus news: theepochtimes.com/coronavirus
On Jan. 2:

"#HongKong and #Taiwan are on high alert following a notice from #Chinese authorities that 27 people contracted an 'unknown viral pneumonia' in the central city of #Wuhan." theepochtimes.com/unknown-viral-…
On Jan. 6:

"An unidentified form of pneumonia that recently broke out in the central Chinese city of #Wuhan has put neighboring regions on high alert, as authorities in #China scramble to identify the source of the mysterious virus." theepochtimes.com/asian-regions-…
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"@Tedros has defended #China despite its gross mismanagement of the highly contagious disease. ... @WHO took months to declare the #COVID19 outbreak as a #pandemic" 1/4

#CCPvirus

China and the WHO's chief: Hold them both #accountable for pandemic
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"We strongly think @Tedros is not fit for his role as @WHO Director General. We call for the Immediate #Resignation of Tedros." 2/4

#CCPvirus

#Petition: Call for the resignation of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General
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"#Taipei alerted the @WHO at the end of Dec about the risk of human-to-human transmission of the new #virus but said its concerns were not passed on to other countries." 3/4

#CCPvirus

Taiwan says WHO failed to act on coronavirus transmission warning
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#China and the #WHO's chief: Hold them both accountable for pandemic👍

Tedros turned a blind eye to what happened in #Wuhan & in China & after meeting with Xi in January, has helped China to play down the severity & scope of the #coronavirus outbreak
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From the outset, Tedros defended China despite its gross mismanagement of #coronavirus. As cases & deaths soared, WHO took months to declare the outbreak as a pandemic, even though it had met the criteria of transmission between people, high fatality rates & worldwide spread.
When Trump took a critical step to stop coronavirus at US borders by issuing a travel ban on Jan. 31, Tedros said widespread travel bans & restrictions were not needed to stop the outbreak & could “have the effect of increasing fear & stigma, with little public health benefit”
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Worrying facts about #Taiwan's #COVID19 testing benchmark - Over the last few weeks, Taiwan's epidemic prevention measures have been widely praised by the international community, but now some worrying facts about its benchmark for who qualified to get tested have emerged.
1. A friend has been experiencing shortness of breath, dry cough, fever, as well as joints and muscle pain since two days ago. He first called the national hotline to request to get tested, but the person answering the call insisted that if he didn't have travel history ...
... over the last 14 days or if he didn't come in contact with anyone that has traveled over the last 14 days, he wouldn't qualify to get tested. Taiwan currently has 167 medical institutions that offer testing for #COVID19.
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By @EpochTimes Editorial Board

There has been controversy recently about what to call the #Virus that has unleashed a #GlobalPandemic.

The Epoch Times suggests the “#CCPVirus,” and calls upon others to join us in adopting this name. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/giving-the-rig…
The name holds the Chinese Communist Party (#CCP) accountable for its wanton disregard of human life and consequent spawning of a #GlobalPandemic that has put untold numbers in countries around the world at risk.
#CCP officials knew in early December that the #Coronavirus had appeared in #Wuhan, but they sat on the information for 6 weeks, arresting those who tried to warn of the danger.

What might have been contained was allowed silently to spread. theepochtimes.com/a-timeline-of-…
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Latest for @dw_chinese - Today marks the three years since #Taiwan citizen Lee Ming-Che was arrested by the #CCP. It was followed by a televised forced confession and a string of deprivation of basic rights in prison. Since #COVID19 outbreak,... dw.com/zh/%E6%9D%8E%E…
... his wife has been deprived of the rights to visit him and Lee was also banned from writing her letters or making phone calls to let her know his conditions in the prison. On the eve of the three-year anniversary, she called on #Beijing to let Lee call her.
"I beg the Chinese government to let Ming-Che take up the phone and tell me that 'I'm still alive.' I beg the powerful Chinese government to let me hear Ming-Che said this one sentence to me. I beg the strong Chinese government to show me this mercy," Lee's wife said.
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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As a Taiwanese, I would like to suggest that implementing #COVID19 containment method from an authoritarian government like #China to any democracy would be unideal for several reasons -
1. #China’s hardcore and draconian lockdown is forceful and arbitrary. Simply stripping away citizen’s freedom and rights works in China because its government holds so much power and there is very little check on its use of those powers.
2. The lack of clear communication of the policies and regulations has created real havoc across #China over the last few months, and when lockdowns are enforced in democratic countries like this, there will for sure be more than verbal complaints.
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