TSMC founder Zhang Zhongmou previously represented President Tsai Ing-wen at the “Informal Leaders’ Closed-door Meeting” of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Zhang Zhongmou mentioned to various countries in his speech at the meeting that Taiwan needs more vaccines and needs to get them faster. In this regard, former Vice President Annette Lu posted on Facebook today (26) to help everyone sort out the history of vaccine procurement.
Annette Lu mentioned in her post that Zhang Zhongmou asked various countries for help at the APEC meeting. She said: “The global chip leader TSMC founder Zhang Zhongmou participated in the APEC annual leadership meeting as President Tsai Ing-wen, not talking about Taiwan’s proud technology, but It’s so embarrassing to send Taiwan Needs Help to the world!”
She said that Taiwan stayed out of the world when the world was caught in a pandemic in 2020, but by May 2021, the situation changed. Taiwan’s vaccines depended on charity. She believes: “There are many “political viruses” hidden in the entire epidemic process, making the procurement of vaccines confusing and confusing. The prime reason is that President Tsai is devoted to leading the research and development and production of domestic vaccines, and he presets a target of 10 million doses, which has caused many controversies. Second, because vaccine procurement involves huge business opportunities, not only domestic but also foreign factors are entangled, including the US-China vaccine diplomatic war. “
According to media reports, Annette Lu helped everyone sort out the entire vaccine procurement process:
1. Last year, Toyo Pharmaceuticals negotiated with Germany’s BNT for the purchase of vaccines. Originally, it planned to order 30 million doses. Later, an “expert” in the Executive Yuan suggested that only 2 million doses should be purchased. The transaction was therefore ruined.
2. A legislator of Lvying approached Xindong Pharmaceutical to negotiate with Jacobson of Hong Kong. It was reported that the price was to be quoted to the Ministry of Health and Welfare at US$45 per dose. However, the general agent of Shanghai Fosun stopped the transaction and the transaction failed.
3. On May 23, the Yongling Foundation put forward the BNT vaccine donation plan, and the package was formally delivered on June 1, which was ignored by the government.
4. On June 10, TSMC also secretly proposed a donation case.
5. On June 18, Terry Gou’s Facebook page indicated that he would meet with the President. President Tsai met with TSMC and Guo Taiming at the same time that afternoon, and after the meeting announced his assistance in purchasing BNT.
6. On June 23rd, the Tzu Chi Foundation presented donation documents, and Master Cheng Yen and the President were televised on the 26th.
Now, the BNT vaccine transaction has been settled. Annette Lu recalled that on June 23, there were two NGOs, the “World Peace Prize Committee” and the “World Harmony Foundation” Board of Directors. Health or Pfizer’s BNT vaccine to relieve Taiwan’s urgent need. After confirming the quality of the vaccine, she suggested that they write to President Tsai directly, and the Presidential Palace immediately replied to thank you and stated that it had been sent to the Executive Yuan and the Ministry of Health and Welfare.
However, the Ministry of Health and Welfare issued the following reply on June 24, implying that “There are too many vaccines, why bother?” The Ministry of Health and Welfare stated that the command center has signed the purchase of nearly 30 million doses of vaccines, including 4.76 million doses of COVAX and 1,000 doses of AZ. Ten thousand doses, 5.05 million doses of Moderna, and 10 million doses of domestic vaccines. The government continues to negotiate with other domestic and foreign manufacturers for purchase according to the progress of each vaccine development.
Annette Lu pointed out that Minister Chen Shizhong at the June 25 press conference concluded that the chance of success was not high before he saw the letter. Why did the Ministry of Health and Welfare write down a letter the day before? The two pharmaceutical companies promised that “new products from the original factory will be shipped directly to Taiwan and delivered within two weeks, and each dose is less than US$30.” However, the Minister of Health and Fu must send a letter to negotiate the purchase to show that the government is dealing with the government.
Annette Lu said that she wanted to convey this message in early May, but she was repeatedly rejected. She reluctantly said: “Every time I was questioned about vaccines, the government often pointed out that China was interfering. The strange thing was that I knew that the majority shareholder of the German BNT pharmaceutical company was Shanghai Fosun, and it had the agency rights in the Greater China region. Pfizer is the head office of the United States and authorizes BNT in Germany. The relationship between the United States and Taiwan is so good. If you want to avoid interference from China, it will be fine to negotiate directly with Pfizer. I tried to build this bridge, but the Ministry of Health and Welfare refused.”
In the end, she said in a post: “There is a way to go in heaven, and we have to trouble the world’s semiconductor giants to open gold to APEC to ask for vaccines; even more so, we must force young and middle-aged national leaders to become white mice for domestic vaccines. You say it is tricky. Isn’t it tricky?”
TSMC founder Zhang Zhongmou previously represented President Tsai Ing-wen at the “Informal Leadership Closed-door Meeting” of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
In his speech at the meeting, Zhang Zhongmou mentioned to various countries that Taiwan needs more vaccines and needs to obtain them more quickly.
In this regard, former Vice President Annette Lu posted on Facebook today (26) to help everyone sort out the history of vaccine procurement.
Former Vice President Annette Lu posted on Facebook today (26), saying that she had organized to help obtain vaccines, but she had no answer after many negotiations with the Ministry of Health and Welfare.Picture: Retrieved from Annette Lu’s Facebook