I recently addressed a similar situation in Afghanistan…but the Biden administration decided to not go there. The United States Should Provide Humanitarian Relief For Afghan Earthquake Region
But Taiwan is taking a bit different approach and it’s a clever political position and all in all the right thing to do. The United States Should Provide Humanitarian Relief For Afghan Earthquake Region
Taiwan’s government expressed its condolences to China on Tuesday for an earthquake in Sichuan province and said it was ready to send rescuers, in a sign of goodwill to Beijing despite weeks of military tensions.
Taiwan’s presidential office said President Tsai Ing-wen had offered her “sympathy and concern” after Monday’s quake in southwestern China which killed at least 46 people.
China has not said whether it will allow in overseas teams to help with search and rescue operations.
Taiwan, which frequently suffers its own earthquakes, sent a team to China in 2008 after a massive temblor struck the same province of Sichuan, killing almost 70,000 people and causing extensive damage.
And that is how you beat swords into plowshares…