Sep 03, 2018 Market Comments Off on Tsai gives recorded speech at seminar in Europe
Brussels, President Tsai Ing-wen (???) gave a recorded speech at a Taiwanese-sponsored seminar held in the European Parliament on Monday, in which she called for support from European countries that share the same values and ideals as Taiwan, at a time when, she said, China was undermining the status quo across the Taiwan Strait.
The speech, which lasted 4 minutes and 30 seconds, was broadcast at the start of the seminar titled "China Factor: Resistance is Futile? -- Taiwan as a Case Study." The seminar was hosted by the European Federation of Taiwanese Associations and held on the last day of a three-day event.
In the video, Tsai said that since 2016, China has been doing whatever possible to squeeze Taiwan out of the international community, including grabbing its diplomatic allies and coercing multinationals to designate Taiwan as a part of China.
As China was seeking to challenge the existing world order established since the end of World War II and attempting to set up a new set of rules based on its own needs and interests, Tsai said, it was worrisome that this has forced many countries to take sides and that Taiwan was at the forefront of such challenges.
Although China had been fervent in jeopardizing the peaceful situation across the strait, Tsai said, this has cemented the confidence of Taiwan's people. She stressed that it was freedom and democracy, not fear, that will decide Taiwan's future.
Tsai said Taiwan was determined to safeguard its hard-earned democratic system and it understood how valuable it was more than any other country in the world. She urged European countries with the same ideals to partner with Taiwan because the country needs international support now.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel