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灣研究院是在美國成立的台美人智庫型組織,從事與台灣過去及未來發展相關的研究。研究人員以研究志工身份從事不同領域之研究。研究心得將以研究報告及評論方式發表。





The Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS) hosted a roundtable, featuring Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai (third from right, front row) in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006.  Currently, Dr. Tsai is the President of Taiwan and the Chairperson of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, Taiwan).  ITS Chairman Wencheng Lin (first from left. front row), ITS President Adolf Huang (standing behind Dr. Tsai) and the scholars from USC, UCLA, UCI, Rand Corp., ITS and other invited guests attended the session.
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Xi Jing-ping and Tedros Adhannom Ghebreyesus should be brought to trial as virus war criminals

 

The scale of deaths and economic loss due to Covid-19 (Chinese Virus) pandemic are very much similar to the previous world wars.  Since the breakout of the corona virus, WHO and other research institutions had reported the daily casualties.  As of May 11, the cumulative confirmed cases are 4.1 millions and the deaths are 282,000.   In US, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo and many congressional leaders condemned China and WHO for covering up the spread of virus.  In response, China pled “non-guilty”. For the last several weeks, China repeatedly denied any wrong-doing and refused to answer the questions regarding the origin of virus, P4 laboratory’s role and how early they knew the spread of deadly virus in Wuhan.  For those long-time China observers, it was no surprise to them that China would use their secret weapons (lies and falsified statements) to counter attack whoever questioned China’s actions or motives.  Shall we trust China?  Shall we treat China as a good friend?  Shall we kow-tow to China?  In China’s dictionary, you could not find words, such as apology, sorry, regret etc.  They did not know what ‘humble’ means.  However, they do know what “lose face or save face” means.  

We all know that the Chinese officials were brain-washed by Chinese Communist Party for long time.   They believed it was China’s destiny to be a great country again and rule the whole world someday.   In this pandemic case, Xi jing-ping understood that the whole world would eventually blame China for the disaster.  He kept silence for a while and carefully monitored the reactions from other countries.  He had to figure out how to protect himself first and save face, and then came out with a strategy to counter attack the outside criticisms.  Xi’s grand strategy would not succeed without the help of WHO Director-General Tedros Adhannom Ghebreyesus.   The Trump Administration should realize that both Xi and Tedros would not yield under the pressure from US only.   The western countries and some large countries from other continents should unite in fighting China.   The United States should act fast and take a strong leading role to force China to respond.   There is a remote possibility that China will soften their stand and confess the crime.   So the question is how to punish China?   First of all, the western countries should openly ask China to take a total responsibility and pay trillions to compensate the death and financial loss due to the outbreak of Chinese virus.   If China rejects any proposal from Western countries, then both Xi and Tedro should be put on trial for the criminal acts they committed.   If China could get away this time, China will definitely play same trick again.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted: May 12, 2020
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