Oct 10, 2018 Human Rights Comments Off on Tsai looks to cement cooperation with like-minded partners: source
Taipei, Faced with growing suppression from China, Taiwan will step up cooperation with partners that share its values, said a source close to the administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (???) Wednesday.
Taiwan is poised to strengthen value-based cooperation with the United States, Japan, the European Union and other like- minded countries by seeking to maximize its geostrategic position and make Taiwan an irreplaceable partner for the international community, the source told CNA after Tsai gave her National Day address earlier in the day.
"Facing changing international circumstances, our strategic choice is clear, and that is to staunchly defend freedom, democracy, and the market economy. These fundamental values have been important foundations in helping Taiwan become a model of Asian democracy and develop a strong economy," Tsai said.
According to the source, Taiwan has gained increased support from the international community as pressure from China has increased, and will seek to use the changing situation to expand cooperation with partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
At a time when the administrative and legislative branches of the U.S. government have demonstrated their support for Taiwan, the nation should seize this opportunity to deepen and solidify the partnership between Taiwan and the U.S., the source said.
This approach can be used to build a cooperative network of like-minded countries through which Taiwan can play a bigger role in the international community and enhance its strategic importance, the source said.
According to a Financial Times report, Taiwan is seeking to strengthen ties with influential democracies as it attempts to defend its international space against a diplomatic squeeze from China.
Taiwan currently has formal relations with only 17 countries after losing five diplomatic allies to China since President Tsai of the pro-Taiwan independence Democratic Progressive Party came to power in May 2016.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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