衣索比亞籍博士生給興大的公開信

I feel very sorry since some days ago due to the wrong claims made by the Ethiopian man, Dr. Tedros who is DG of WHO on the beloved people of Taiwan. He did it blindly without knowing absolute facts how lovely the Taiwanese people are. Being in Taiwan, I am the most appropriate person to speak the truth and can be an eyewitness about the realities in Taiwan that how the people are very special, cooperative to anyone, eager to help someone in need of assistance and they are totally free of any form of racial discrimination.

我對於衣索比亞國籍的世界衛生組織(WHO)秘書長譚德塞(Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus),日前對台灣人的指控感到非常難過。他在未有實證的情況下,對可愛的台灣人做出盲目的指控。我本人因為自身在台灣,因此我認為我最有資格說出真相,同時我也是以親身經歷,眼見為憑,說出台灣的現況。台灣人是多麼特別,合作,也熱於助人,最重要的,他們完全沒有種族歧視。

We have been disappointed by such politicians in my country over the years who only struggle for their political propaganda and I am sure that this is his own personal view and totally mistaken idea. I can ensure you and your people that the people and the politicians are totally different entities in Ethiopia and I see in the social media that several people from Ethiopia are accusing too much Dr. Tedros on the claims he made about Taiwan.

在我的國家(衣索比亞),國民對於政治人物非常失望,因為多年來,這些政客只宣傳對於自己有利的政治議程。我相信此次譚德賽的說法,純粹是個人觀點,且在我看來是個完全錯誤的概念。我可以跟各位保證,在我的國家,衣索比亞的人民與政治人物,他們的觀點全然不同。我也看到在社群媒體,已經有部分衣索比亞的國民也指責譚德塞博士對於台灣的論述,是過分的言論。

I am sorry for the wrong claims made by WHO General Dr. Tedros Adhanom on the Taiwanese people and he did it without knowing absolute facts how lovely the Taiwanese people are! Being in Taiwan, I can be a real eyewitness how much the people in Taiwan are very special, cooperative to any one, eager to help someone in need of assistance and they are totally free of any racial discrimination because of color or any other form of discrimination! The Taiwan people are very industrious and these people are outstanding and straight forward persons.

我對於譚德賽的錯誤指控感到非常抱歉,他在表達這些說法的同時,並不知道台灣人多麼可愛。我本人因為自身在台灣,因此,我認為我最有資格說出真相,同時我也是以親身經歷,眼證為憑,說出台灣的現況。台灣人是多麼特別,合作,也熱於助人,最重要的,他們沒有種族歧視,無論顏色為何!台灣人很勤勞,不但出色,個性也很直率。

In Ethiopia, our people and the government officials are completely different entities! The officials are mostly telling lies and providing obsessed hopes! We are not new to such lies (just like Dr. Tedros did few days ago) from our officials. My University president was speaking to me about making some bilateral agreements with some universities in Taiwan including NCHU and they were discussing how to handle it but I don’t know their upcoming plan since my people have stopped working this time due to the pandemic. For this reason, they have been started making connections with some university officials in Taiwan including you. However, wrong persons like Dr. Tedros are against some development efforts and I hope you understand that his view is personal and don’t represent my people. Moreover, he doesn’t know that Taiwan has been providing several training opportunities even without any diplomatic agreements with the Ethiopian government and we can speak much about this and the people of Taiwan since we are here and breathing the very peaceful atmosphere living with such beloved people! Excuse me, I am somewhat emotional because I know the politicians like him in my country how they are blind to facts!

在衣索比亞,我們的國民跟政府官員則全然不同。政府官員大部分都善於說謊,也常空口白話。我們對於譚德賽這樣的撒謊,並不覺得意外也不覺得新鮮。我的大學校長,也告訴我有關台灣與衣索比亞建立的雙邊合作協定,這些台灣的學校包括了國立中興大學,他們正在討論如何進行相關的合作事項。不過,現階段因為疫情的關係,我們的國民都已停止工作,我不清楚接下來的相關合作規劃。有鑑於此,國內的相關人員已開始跟台灣的大學主管進行聯繫。然而,錯誤的人物,例如譚德塞博士的作法,則是在抵銷這樣的努力。我衷心希望您能了解這僅是他個人的觀點,並不能代表衣國人民。再者,他不知道台灣在未與衣索比亞政府建立邦交關係的情況下,已經持續提供衣索比亞國人不少的訓練機會,就這部分我有很多故事可以分享,因為我們現在就在這片安靜和諧的土地上,呼吸著,並與可愛的台灣人共處。請原諒我,我可能有點激動,因為我知道在我的國家,像他這樣的政治人物,多麼的被真相所蒙蔽。

I LOVE THE PEOPLE OF TAIWAN & THEY DON’T DESERVE TO BE GIVEN SUCH A BAD NAME!
我愛台灣的人,他們不應被冠上如此的壞名譽!


國立中興大學 衣索比亞籍博士生

2020/4/13

 

(興大首頁原文連結)