TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), Foxconn Technology founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Chairman Mark Liu (劉德音) agreed that BioNTech vaccine doses should be flown in their original packaging directly to Taiwan as soon as possible, during a two-hour meeting Friday (June 18) afternoon.
Gou had taken the initiative to import 5 million doses of the German-made vaccine, but BioNTech’s insistence on dealing only with governments and a claim by China’s Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical that it held sole distribution rights for Taiwan threatened to derail his plan. TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, had announced it wanted to import 5 million vaccine doses.
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