Responding to an invitation from TIME magazine, President Tsai Ing-wen penned an article entitled "Taiwan: How My Country Prevented a Major Outbreak of COVID-19" to share Taiwan's success in preventing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the international community. The article emphasized that the willingness of Taiwan's people to unite to surmount even the toughest obstacles has been a major factor in our success in containing the spread of the virus.
President Tsai noted that the current COVID-19 pandemic is a global humanitarian disaster, so it is imperative that all countries set aside their differences and join forces, and also expressed Taiwan's firm resolve and willingness to assist the international community, calling for global unity to prevent the pandemic from continuing to spread.
The president also spoke out once again to remind the international community about Taiwan's predicament, saying that, "Although Taiwan has been unfairly excluded from the WHO and the UN, we remain willing and able to utilize our strengths across manufacturing, medicine and technology to work with the world."
Since 2004, US-based TIME magazine has announced a list of the world's 100 most influential people in April each year, and held a TIME 100 Gala celebration banquet in New York City, inviting all 100 honorees to attend. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, however, the planned banquet and related activities have been postponed until October. Instead, TIME invited awardees from previous years including President Tsai, the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Angelina Jolie to write articles providing constructive input about the pandemic for a special report entitled “Finding Hope: The TIME 100 Community on Navigating Our New Reality.”
Influential figures from countries around the world and a wide range of disciplines, including President Tsai, wrote articles for the special report to share their personal experiences and possible solutions to the global COVID-19 pandemic, hoping that global readers will gain a more comprehensive understanding of the pandemic's real impact around the world.
Link of President Tsai's article: