Global support for Taiwan at record high: former U.S. official

Focus Taiwan
Date: 05/22/2020
By: Flor Wang and Chiang Chin-yeh

Randall G. Schriver gives a speech during his visit to Taiwan in February. / CNA file photo

Washington, May 21 (CNA) Randall G. Schriver, a former United States assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs, said Thursday that Taiwan has won huge global support because of its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, despite China's suppression.

"Taiwan's international recognition, international admiration for Taiwan, international support for Taiwan has almost never been higher, because we see the juxtaposition of how the PRC has handled the coronavirus and how Taiwan has," Schriver said at a virtual conference hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.

Schriver also berated China for poaching Taiwan's diplomatic allies and seeking to exclude Taiwan from global bodies like the World Health Organization.

The Communist Party of China's "approach to Taiwan has failed, not by my measure but by their own measure," he said in the forum, titled U.S.-Taiwan Relations and Taiwan's Evolving Role in the Global Order.    [FULL  STORY]

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