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Taiwan rebuffs accusations it racially attacked WHO chief

President Tsai says Taiwan opposes any form of discrimination

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen   © Reuters

TAIPEI (Reuters) -- Taiwan on Thursday angrily condemned accusations from the World Health Organization's (WHO) boss that racist slurs against him had come from the island, saying racism did not exist in Taiwan.

Taiwan's exclusion from the WHO, due to objections from China which claims the island as its own, has infuriated the Taipei government during the coronavirus outbreak.

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