Vice premier shares ‘Taiwan model’ with senior U.S. health official

Focus Taiwan
Date: 05/09/2020
By: Stacy Hsu and Matthew Mazzetta

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Washington D.C., May 8 (CNA) The "Taiwan model" for fighting COVID-19 can be successfully adopted by democracies around the world, Vice Premier Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) told United States Deputy Health Secretary Eric Hargan on Friday.

The two spoke at a virtual forum hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a U.S. think tank, with the China affairs scholar Bonnie Glaser serving as the moderator.

The discussion followed on talks between the two countries' health ministers last month, during which U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar pledged full support for Taiwan's participation in the World Health Organization's (WHO) decision-making body, the World Health Assembly (WHA).

In his remarks, Chen noted that Taiwan had confirmed only 440 COVID-19 cases to date, and had not recorded a locally-transmitted case for 26 consecutive days. Only six of the patients have died.    [FULL  STORY]

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