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Let Taiwan join the International Monetary Fund

Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, Washington Examiner

Washington, June 11, 2020
Few countries will come out of the COVID-19 crisis looking better than Taiwan. While China was busy punishing Dr. Li Wenliang in January for sounding the alarm on the novel coronavirus, Taiwan was already seeking to warn the international community about the disease. It has since limited its COVID-19 death toll to only seven people in a population of more than 23 million. This stellar job managing the virus has understandably led to calls to grant Taiwan observer status at the World Health Organization, despite Chinese hostility to seeing Taiwan work with international bodies.

Few countries will come out of the COVID-19 crisis looking better than Taiwan. While China was busy punishing Dr. Li Wenliang in January for sounding the alarm on the novel coronavirus, Taiwan was already seeking to warn the international community about the disease. It has since limited its COVID-19 death toll to only seven people in a population of more than 23 million. This stellar job managing the virus has understandably led to calls to grant Taiwan observer status at the World Health Organization, despite Chinese hostility to seeing Taiwan work with international bodies.

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