Staff from Taiwan's Centre for Disease Control use thermal scanners to screen passengers arriving on a flight from Wuhan. Photo: AFP

How political tensions between Taiwan and mainland China could hamper efforts to fight Wuhan virus

  • The self-governed island has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus but its exclusion from the World Health Organisation risks hampering efforts to stop its spread
  • The Beijing government has been trying to put pressure on Tsai Ing-wen’s administration which refuses to accept the one-China principle, and now faces a dilemma over how far it wishes to cooperate with Taipei
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Staff from Taiwan's Centre for Disease Control use thermal scanners to screen passengers arriving on a flight from Wuhan. Photo: AFP
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