US official applauds Taiwanese president’s response to WHO chief

Eliot Engel bashes WHO head for ‘baseless claims’ that Taiwan is fueling racist attacks against him

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/04/12
By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel. (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel (D-NY), on Saturday (April 11) voiced his support for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) after she rebuffed accusations by the World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom that Taiwan is responsible for launching a racist campaign against individuals of African descent.

In a retweet of Tsai's protest against the director-general's racism charge, Engel applauded the Taiwanese government's handling of the situation and condemned Tedros for his "baseless claims." He urged the WHO official to put aside his political agenda and learn from Taiwan's success in containing the spread of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19).

Engel stressed that Tedros should "check out Taiwan's record" of coronavirus prevention, which he said would advance the WHO's international efforts.    [FULL  STORY]

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