Last week the United States donated nearly one million vaccines to Taiwan, the country that first warned the World Health Organization in December 2019 that Wuhan coronavirus was contagious from human-to-human. For the sake of protecting the Chinese Communist Party, the WHO ignored the warning and lied to the world for nearly two months about how the disease spreads.
Thank you to the #US for supporting #Taiwan in our time of need. Your vaccine donation will go a long way toward the health of the Taiwanese people, & serves as yet another symbol of our strong bilateral ties. pic.twitter.com/1JQDXHN0R4— ??? Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) June 6, 2021
The US will donate 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses to Taiwan as part of the country’s plan to share shots globally, US Senator Tammy Duckworth says, offering a much-needed boost to the island’s fight against the pandemic.https://t.co/vLoTTNfcdb pic.twitter.com/gvk1AXxyEk— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) June 6, 2021
With the donation, the CCP is furious the U.S. is helping Taiwan fight the disease.
"China expressed fury over US Senators visiting Taiwan to donate coronavirus vaccines, saying it could embolden "separatist forces" on the island. Beijing sees democratic, self-ruled Taiwan as part of its territory which is to be seized one day, by force if necessary, and rages at any diplomatic attempts to recognise it as an independent nation," Yahoo News reports. "A delegation of three US lawmakers made a stopover on Sunday in Taipei, where they announced Washington would donate 750,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to Taiwan. The gift came as Taiwan accuses China of hampering its efforts to secure vaccines, saying it is part of Beijing's ongoing campaign to isolate the island."
Meanwhile, concern is growing China will move to invade Taiwan after taking over Hong Kong.
Since the two entities separated in 1949, the strait between Taiwan and mainland China has been the site of habitual crises and everlasting tensions, but never outright war. @osmastro explains why that could change in the near future:https://t.co/iD9gbcdmui— Foreign Affairs (@ForeignAffairs) June 7, 2021