Rep. Davis and Director General Huang of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office Witness Arrival of 100,000 Donated Surgical Masks

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April 21, 2020
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For immediate release

April 20, 2020

Congressman Danny K. Davis joined Director General Eric Huang of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and Chicago Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez at the United Center in Chicago to witness the arrival of, and express thanks and appreciation for, the donation of 100,000 surgical masks. 

Davis stated, “We deeply appreciate this timely donation from the people of Taiwan to the people of Chicago.  It is not only an act of generosity and support but an important expression of solidarity in this time of global response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We, like the people of Taiwan, understand that we share a single global home and in an era of so many global challenges we must stand together in responding to these challenges. On behalf of the people of Illinois I thank the Taiwanese people for their generous expression of support.”

Director General Huang noted “Taiwan has donated more than 3 million medical masks to the U.S. including, 300,000 surgical masks to Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, where the spread of Covid-19 has the biggest impact in the Midwestern States, and several other millions to countries around the world to help protect medical workers in fighting the global pandemic.  Taiwan aspires to meaningfully participate in the World Health Organization (WHO) as Taiwan has the capability to help the WHO “Health for All” global effort. I thank Representative Davis, who is also a member of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, for his longtime support for US-Taiwan relations.”