Friday, May 15, 2020

China Donates 100,000 Masks to Mississippi

Agriculture Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

The media is invited to attend as Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson will formally accept medical face masks on behalf of the State of Mississippi that are being donated by the nation of Taiwan. This will take place on Friday, May 15, at 12:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.

Director General Peter Chen of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Texas, will present Commissioner Gipson with a box of medical face masks to represent the 100,000 masks that Taiwan has donated to the state to defend against the highly contagious COVID-19. The donated masks have been delivered to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and are currently in the supply chain.
“On behalf of the State Mississippi, I want to thank Taiwan for their generosity in providing 100,000 face masks so that our citizens and frontline workers have increased access to PPE to help protect against COVID-19. During this time, we continue to hear stories of how neighbors are helping neighbors. The State of Mississippi appreciates our ‘neighbors’ across the globe,” said Commissioner Gipson.
For the past year, the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce has collaborated with the Mississippi Development Authority’s Trade Office to strengthen trade relations between Mississippi and Taiwan. Commissioner Gipson visited Taiwan in 2019 where he met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen to promote Mississippi’s agriculture commodities. Following the trip, a delegation from Taiwan visited Mississippi as part of Taiwan’s Agricultural Trade Goodwill Mission. Commissioner Gipson signed letters of intent with Taiwan on behalf of the state which noted Taiwan's desire to purchase Mississippi soybeans and corn in 2020 and 2021.
The press conference will also be livestreamed on the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce’s Facebook page.



Albert Schweitzer said...

Careful now.
Is this Taiwan, as in Formosa, as in the republic of China?
Or those murderous bastards who unleashed wuhan virus on the world?
Remember, tricky dicky Nixon chose to turn our back on the nationalist Chinese in order to open the market with the communists.
Now how well did that work out?

Anonymous said...

Optics and politics!

Kingfish said...

I wouldn't know anything about any of that. I'm referring to the Republic of China, a dutifully democratic elected government.

Anonymous said...

Are these the ones that Antar sent them in February?

Anonymous said...

At least we getting help from somebody.

Anonymous said...

I realize most of your readers are geopolitical geniuses but it might be helpful to delineate between
the bad actor, not to be trusted chi-com’s and the Formosans.

Anonymous said...

Do a thorough inspection and align with the proper filtration standards. There are a lot of noncompliant masks out there.

Anonymous said...

"...the Formosans..."

Uh-oh. Are the masks susceptible to termites?

Anonymous said...

Chiang Kai-shek be spinning in his grave.

Anonymous said...

KF Just write The Republic of China. If all a person does is read your headline, then you leave the impression that China is trying to make amends.

Anonymous said...

The EU just rejected 10M masks from China, I wonder if Gibson will check these masks to N95 standards.

Anonymous said...

I see what you did KF, and I like it. There is one legitimate China.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about Chiang, but Kingfish is spinning in his office chair.

Anonymous said...

Taiwan, I have no problems with. Look at the wrapper and if it says made in China screw them Y'all better wake up to the fact they are making 80% of our drugs now. Are we stupid or what?

Kingfish said...

It is not Taiwan. It is the Republic of China, a democratically elected government. The large country across the strait is the Chinese Communist Government.

Anonymous said...

" Are these the ones that Antar sent them in February?"

I'm willing to bet, Antar didn't send anything to anyone.

That was a media stunt . . . just like his handlers telling him to grow a mini afro and dye his little beard gray while he issues orders to keep Jackson Barber Shops closed.

This little boy is more concerned with pleasing his national sponsors than trying to help the hard working Jackson business community.

Anonymous said...

How about the “Republic of China, formerly known as Taiwan”. If you don’t include the name Taiwan, people are going to immediately think the ChiComs.

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