China has accused Taiwan of making “venomous” and racist attacks on the World Health Organization (WHO), after the head of the world body, Tedro Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said he had been the target of racist slurs coming from the island. China’s Taiwan Affairs Office late on Thursday criticized Taiwan’s ruling party, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), saying it was “unscrupulously using the virus to seek independence, venomously attacking the WHO and its responsible people, conniving with the green internet army to wantonly spread racist comments.” Green is the DPP’s party color. Beijing sees Taiwan as its territory and is always quick to slam any bids by the island to gain formal independence. The self-governed island is not officially recognized as a separate country by most UN member states. Read more: WHO: Global nursing shortage of six million amid coronavirus pandemic Ignored warnings? It is true that Taiwan has criticized the WHO, from which it is excluded because of China’s objections, for not providing timely information to it on the coronavirus outbreak. Watch video 03:08 Share Taiwan’s coronavirus response Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3aYwg Taiwan’s effective coronavirus response The United States, which is threatening… Read full this story
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