Taipei, The Taiwan Nurses Association (TNA) shed light Wednesday on bullying of Taiwan by China at the justconcluded 2019 congress of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) held in Singapore.
The rude and unexpected move by China's representative caught everyone by surprise at the venue, which clearly demonstrated China's malicious and unscrupulous intentions toward Taiwan, the TNA said in a statement on its website.
According to Chen Chingmin , TNA vice chairwoman and a lawmaker of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, when the ICN chairman was greeting representatives of member states on stage at the closing ceremony of the event Tuesday, Chinese representative Wu Ying suddenly reached out her salty pig hand and flipped over the name tag of Huang Lianhua a Taiwanese representative.
Huang's name tag had a Republic of China national flag sticker on it, and the shameful behavior by Wu was obviously meant to cover the flag so that nobody would see it, Chen said, adding that Wu went even further by hiding it with Huang's scarf before Huang turned it back.
Given that a U.S. representative was standing between Wu and Huang, Wu's tacky move took everyone by surprise and was caught on camera by other representatives, the statement said.
According to Chen, one week before the congress opened, China had unsuccessfully tried to downgrade Taiwan's status by demanding that the ICN change Taiwan's official designation to part of China, threatening that otherwise it would boycott the congress.
China's attempt failed after Taiwan filed a stern protest to the ICN, Chen noted.
The biennial ICN congress was held June 27July 1, with 5,310 representatives from 124 countries attending. Taiwan sent 419 representatives to the event the thirdhighest number among the participating member states.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel