The message “Taiwan Can Help” will appear in the skies above Canberra at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, and again at 11 a.m. above Sydneys CBD on Sunday, May 17, as Australias Taiwanese community call for support for Taiwans World Health Organisation (WHO) membership.
The “Taiwan Can Help” skywriting message is the result of a successful three-day crowdfunding campaign by a group of Taiwanese-Australian doctors and professionals.
The initiative has raised $10,000 to deliver to Australians a strong message that Taiwan will be a valuable contributor to the countrys ongoing battle against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, commonly known as novel coronavirus.
Taiwan has earned international accolades for its success in containing the spread of the CCP virus, and thus widespread support for its participation in the WHO.
The Asian island nation in close proximity to mainland China has managed to stem the spread of the virus without resorting to lockdown measures adopted by most countries, thus successfully keeping businesses and schools open as usual.
As of May 13, Taiwan had 440 confirmed infections and only seven deaths in connection with the virus.
Backed by its advanced public healthcare system, Taiwan has also donated millions of masks and collaborated with a number of countries in a global effort to contain the pandemic.
Despite the international recognition of Taiwans successes, the island remains excluded from official participation and membership of the WHO.