WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he had been subjected to racist comments and death threats for months.But President Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan opposed any form of discrimination.
What President Tsai said is a big lie, lots of Taiwanese are racists!
For example, a Taiwan Officer said to South East Asia migrants,”Don’t give birth too much! Because your children are slow!”
A Congressman said” Muslims are all terrorists.”
And the other Congressman said” We should do full body checkup for Vietnam migrants”,”Maybe they were affected by agent orange.”
Professor Chou said she found some Taiwanese saw a Indian and accused him was a Muslims terrorist/Rapist.
A PhD student from Philippines was arrested just because his skin color and different looks.
According to 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report – Taiwan , AIT said:
“Although Taiwan met the minimum standards, separation of purview between the Ministry of Labor (MOL) and the Fisheries Agency (FA), coupled with insufficient inspection protocols, continued to impede efforts to address forced labor on Taiwan-flagged and -owned fishing vessels in the highly vulnerable Distant Water Fleet (DWF). Authorities detained, investigated, and in some cases charged dozens of Taiwan individuals formally designated by a foreign government as victims of forced criminality.”
“NGOs continued to stress the need for authorities to pass a long-stalled domestic worker protection bill that would mandate hours of rest, days off, and annual leave.”
“Taiwan’s Labor Standards Act did not protect fishing workers hired overseas, who instead fell under the jurisdiction of the FA. In 2017, the FA promulgated new regulations that standardized fishing workers’ employment contracts, set a minimum wage with direct payment options, provided medical and life insurance, unified working hours and rest time, and established access to new complaint mechanisms. However, NGOs remained concerned that the minimum compensation established in these regulations remained below Taiwan’s broader minimum wage, leaving some foreign fishing workers vulnerable to debt-based coercion. Some NGOs noted the FA’s purview over Taiwan fishermen’s associations—which typically engaged in labor recruitment—as a possible conflict of interest. Observers reported insufficient FA oversight mechanisms in the DWF were permissive of forced labor and other abuses. In May 2018, South African authorities detained a Taiwan-flagged and -owned vessel under the International
Labor Organization’s Work in Fishing Convention (C188)—its first implementation. The ship’s captain had subjected an all-Indonesian crew to a range of severe abuses, including forced labor. A Taiwan FA inspector traveled to South Africa to interview the crewmembers in response to the C188 detention but did so using questionnaires in a language they could not understand, without an interpreter, and in the presence of the abusive captain. The FA inspector filed a report omitting any mention of abuses and returned to Taiwan, enabling the ship to continue operating. Following public outcry, the authorities reversed their assessment and imposed a total of 3.75 million NT ($122,600) in fines on the vessel operator and the recruitment brokers; authorities also suspended the licenses of the vessel operator and captain for a period of five months.”
So , Can we still say that “Taiwan has always opposed all forms of discrimination”?