Taiwan legislators wearing surgical masks and displaying banners with a skull and crossbones took over parliament’s floor on Tuesday after the island’s security chief accused China of starting the global SARS epidemic six years ago as part of a biological warfare campaign.
Taiwan National Security Bureau Director-General Tsai Chao-ming told a legislative committee on Monday that sources in China suspected biological warfare, but that conclusive evidence had not surfaced.
From Taipei Times:
National Security Bureau (NSB) Director Tsai Chao-ming (蔡朝明) said yesterday that the SARS virus has become part of China’s biochemical warfare program.
“We have information indicating that the SARS virus has become a biochemical warfare formula, and United Nations experts have the same intelligence as that obtained by the NSB,” he told the legislature’s Foreign and National Defense Committee.
See also an article from Taiwan News.