Taiwan’s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, rejected Beijing’s criticism of Taiwan’s Ukrainian relief effort on Friday, April. 1.

Taiwan last month announced its humanitarian aid for Ukraine and sanctions on Russia. In response, Beijing described Taiwan’s actions as “taking advantage of others’ difficulties.”

Reuters reported that the foreign minister stated the aid came “from our heart,” denying the Chinese regime’s accusation.

Speaking at an event in Taipei detailing the donations, Wu explained that Taiwan’s outflowing support for the Ukrainian people and government is “spontaneous, natural and genuine.”

He said, “…It comes from our heart; it’s not political manipulation.”

The foreign minister added that Chinese authorities criticized Taiwan no matter what it did.

At the same time, Wu also cited an unnamed U.S. diplomat previously based in Taiwan, who said, “You must be doing something right when the Chinese government is upset.”

While Beijing has shown no sign of opposing the Russian invasion, Taiwan’s government has joined Western-led sanctions against Moscow.

The Taiwanese foreign minister said, “These kinds of behavior should be condemned.”

Taiwan has donated $20 million for refugees, mainly from the public, while Beijing has announced only 15 million yuan ($2.37 million) in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine via the Chinese Red Cross.

According to the Taipei Times, Wu also disclosed at the event that the government fundraising campaign raised about US$32.69 million within one month, and they are in conversation with foreign governments and international organizations to effectively spend the remaining funds.

Taiwan’s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, rejected Beijing’s criticism of Taiwan’s Ukrainian relief effort on Friday, April. 1.

Taiwan last month announced its humanitarian aid for Ukraine and sanctions on Russia. In response, Beijing described Taiwan’s actions as “taking advantage of others’ difficulties.”

Reuters reported that the foreign minister stated the aid came “from our heart,” denying the Chinese regime’s accusation.

Speaking at an event in Taipei detailing the donations, Wu explained that Taiwan’s outflowing support for the Ukrainian people and government is “spontaneous, natural and genuine.”

He said, “…It comes from our heart; it’s not political manipulation.”

The foreign minister added that Chinese authorities criticized Taiwan no matter what it did.

At the same time, Wu also cited an unnamed U.S. diplomat previously based in Taiwan, who said, “You must be doing something right when the Chinese government is upset.”

While Beijing has shown no sign of opposing the Russian invasion, Taiwan’s government has joined Western-led sanctions against Moscow.

The Taiwanese foreign minister said, “These kinds of behavior should be condemned.”

Taiwan has donated $20 million for refugees, mainly from the public, while Beijing has announced only 15 million yuan ($2.37 million) in humanitarian assistance for Ukraine via the Chinese Red Cross.

According to the Taipei Times, Wu also disclosed at the event that the government fundraising campaign raised about US$32.69 million within one month, and they are in conversation with foreign governments and international organizations to effectively spend the remaining funds.

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