Following WHO Director-General Desai Tan’s condemnation of the Chinese Communist Party’s vaccine diplomacy on May 12, a State Department spokesperson on May 13 also condemned the use of vaccines by “certain countries” to coerce others in order to achieve their narrow political objectives, as the Chinese Communist Party used the Chinese Communist virus vaccine to entrap Taiwan’s friend Honduras, although the spokesperson did not directly identify China.
According to the Central News Agency (CNA), several countries in Latin America have received the Chinese-made CCP vaccine, but only Honduras and Guatemala, Taiwan’s friends, have not.
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Tuesday, May 11, that he would open a trade office in mainland China, as suggested by the Chinese Communist Party, in order to obtain the Chinese Communist virus vaccine and rescue its citizens.
In response, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China said that this clearly shows that after the vaccine crisis in Paraguay, the Chinese Communist Party is once again using the vaccine to pressure Taiwan’s friends and coerce them into making deals with them that benefit the Chinese Communist Party in exchange for life-saving vaccines, a shameful act that disregards the humanitarian practices of all countries.
For its part, the U.S. State Department said, “We condemn any use of life-saving medical assistance to pressure a country to act for personal gain. “
The spokesperson added that Taiwan’s relationship with countries such as Honduras reinforces democratic values and will contribute to continued development, and that the U.S. government stands with Honduras as it faces the trials of the epidemic.
In fact, many countries have expressed doubts about the efficacy of vaccines produced in China, the newspaper said, adding that the Brazilian public, for example, has refused to be a guinea pig for the use of Chinese-made vaccines.