Jan 05, 2017GeneralComments Off on Taiwan still showing goodwill to China: Tsai
President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan continues to seek peaceful and friendly cross-strait relations. The president was speaking on Thursday while meeting visiting US experts on cross-strait issues. She said only that Taiwan will not give in to pressure from China nor confront China.
Tsai said she has worked to maintain stable cross-strait relations and expressed goodwill to Beijing since she took office last May. However she said she has felt indifference coming from the Chinese government since she became president.
As for Taiwan-US relations, Tsai said the two sides have maintained close ties.
"The United States has been Taiwan's most important partner in security and trade. I believe that the US government and Congress will continue to stand by the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances to ensure Taiwan's security," Tsai said. "In Taiwan, we will continue to play the role of a peace upholder. We will work to cooperate with the US and other countries in the region in peace, stability and development."
The Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances are the cornerstones of Taiwan-US relations in the absence of formal diplomatic ties.