TAIPEI: China is supplying the World Health Organization (WHO) with wrong data about the number of coronavirus cases in Taiwan, the island’s Foreign Ministry said on Feb 6, (Thursday) after the WHO distributed off base case numbers not long ago.
Taiwan is not a WHO member because of China’s objections. Beijing says the island is a wayward Chinese province and not a country and is adequately represented in the organization by China. Fairly represented Taiwan says it is a free nation called the Republic of China – its conventional name – and has never been a piece of the People’s Republic of China.
On Tuesday the WHO revised the quantity of cases provided details regarding the island in the wake of having said there were 13. At the time Taiwan had just 10. Taiwan’s present figure is 11, contrasted with more than 28,000 in China. Talking at a news meeting, Taiwan Foreign Ministry representative Joanne Ou said the core of the issue was China giving an inappropriate case number subtleties to the WHO.
“This wasn’t right data that was given by China which made the slip-up,” she said.
Ou said Taiwan had likewise fought to the WHO for again changing how they allude to the island, which it currently calls “Taipei and environs”, having recently called it “Taiwan, China”, at that point “Taipei district” and afterwards just “Taipei”.
“I’d prefer to ask the WHO, how often would you say you are going to change Taiwan’s name? These are not our right names. Allow me to repeat – our name is Taiwan, whose proper name is the Republic of China,” she included. We entreat the WHO not to put Taiwan’s data under China, making a great many errors after a mix-up.”
Taiwan says the fundamental outcome of that so far has been Italy remembering Taiwan for its restriction on flights from China. Ou said they keep on squeezing Italy to invert that choice. Nor China’s Foreign Ministry nor the WHO quickly reacted to a solicitation for input.
Ou this week said China was “wretched” for trying to constrain Taiwan’s entrance to WHO meetings about the virus. Both the WHO and China have over and over said Taiwan is getting the entrance and collaboration it needs. China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said in an announcement on Thursday the island ought not “utilize the virus to plot autonomy”, and emphasized Taiwan confronted no issue with specialized participation with the WHO.
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17 November, 2019