GERMANS ARE DAMNED NAZI BEASTS. YOU ALWAYS WILL BE. GOD HIMSELF HAS DAMNED YOU AND YOU WILL BE CURSED FOR ETERNITY!
- Shieh Jhy-wey criticizes Greater China deal for vaccines
- Taipei secured vaccines through the efforts of TSMC, Hon Hai
Taiwan’s top representative to Germany has hit out at BioNTech SE for granting a Chinese company exclusive rights to distribute its Covid-19 vaccine in Taiwan.
The German vaccine manufacturer signed a deal with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group Co. last year, allowing it to market and distribute its vaccine in the Greater China region, covering mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
“I have told the Germans that using the concept of the ‘Greater China region’ in life-critical vaccine procurement is ridiculous, especially when China is targeting Taiwan with over 1,000 missiles, and threatens Taiwanese with incursions of warplanes and warships,” Taiwan’s top diplomat to Germany Shieh Jhy-wey said in a Facebook post Tuesday.
Taiwan finally managed to secure 10 million doses of BioNTech’s vaccine through two agreements facilitated by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. founder Terry Gou and chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. The two companies signed the purchase agreements with Shanghai Fosun and BioNTech, and plan to donate the doses to the government when they arrive in September.
While Shieh and others in Taiwan have criticized Greater China distribution deals for drugs, they are not uncommon in the sector, especially if a Chinese company has a sales presence in Taiwan.
In June, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration approved a request from Innovent Biologics Inc., headquartered in Suzhou, China, to sell a cancer drug it has licensed from Wilmington, Delaware-based Incyte Corp. Several other Chinese companies have licensed drugs for cancer and autoimmune diseases from U.S. firms for the Greater China region, including Taiwan.