The World Health Organization (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus alleged earlier this week that the racist comments and death threats he had received over the past three months had originated from Taiwan, leaving many furious around Taiwan.
社群軟體推特上發起「來自台灣的攻擊」(#This attack come from Taiwan) 主題標籤，回擊這項空穴來風的指控。許多支持台灣的外國人、本國人PO出台灣驚艷美景、食物、大型活動照片，加上主題標籤在推特、IG瘋傳。
In response to the groundless accusation, a new hashtag, “This attack comes from Taiwan,” began trending on Twitter and Instagram with supporters of Taiwan and Taiwanese citizens posting beautiful pictures of food and events that are made in or took place in the country.
— chiafu hsieh (@jeffreyhsieh) April 10, 2020
— The Last Samirai • Tunisian Around the World (@thelastsamirai) April 9, 2020
Beef noodle soup
Bubble tea (Pearl milk tea)
Shaved ice with mango
Fried chicken cutlet pic.twitter.com/6zp9uK8Lfr
— Fu🦑 (@mimi31131) April 9, 2020
Netizens showcased Taiwan’s various achievements, including being the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriage and providing face masks and assistance to other countries during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
— 劉康廷 (@nick_liu_) April 9, 2020
Our assistance to allies in #CentralAmerica has arrived safely. The people of #Taiwan are proud to help friends in a time of need. JW#TaiwanCanHelp#ThisAttackComesFromTaiwan pic.twitter.com/hQzhoN8B2K
— 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) 🇹🇼 (@MOFA_Taiwan) April 10, 2020
As of Friday morning, there were more than 4,000 tweets with the hashtag #ThisAttackComesFromTaiwan circulating online and more than 3,000 posts on Instagram.
※ 【The China Post 英文中國郵報】reminds you:
Taiwan CDC asks that travelers who show symptoms such as fevers or coughs upon arriving in Taiwan need to put on a surgical mask and seek immediate medical attention. In addition, please inform authorities of any history of travel, occupation, contact, and cluster (TOCC) to facilitate timely diagnosis and prompt case-reporting. Call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922).