WHO and WHA Still Cannot See the Chinese Emperor Has No Clothes

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Wednesday May 23, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

Kudos are due to Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Legislator Lin Shih-chia who publicly challenged the means that China uses to try to marginalize Taiwan and keep it out of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Health Assembly (WHA). Lin brazenly wore a T-shirt which stated the true fact that "Taiwan is Taiwan, not China." It is one of those unfortunate realities of life that many nations give in to China's machinations just so that they can get cheap manufacturing and profitable trade from China.

The claims of China over the sovereignty of independent and democratic Taiwan are flimsy wishes and motivated by China's desired hegemony in Asia. Hats off to Lin who was not afraid to challenge such; more and more Taiwanese need to do this as well as others; it is time that the world told the Chinese Emperors that they have no clothes.