President calls on action against anti-democratic forces

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/25
By: Shih Hsiu-chuan

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called Monday on like-minded

President Tsai Ing-wen

countries to stand together and take action against anti-democratic forces that have put democracy at the risk of regression, while vowing that Taiwan will never move backward.

“Historical trends do not always favor the forward march of democracy. But in Taiwan, moving backward is not an option,” Tsai said at a forum titled “Global Solidarity of Democracy in Taiwan” hosted by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD).

The forum, attended by guests from pro-democracy organizations in countries including Tunisia, India, Japan, South Korea and the United States, was held to mark the 15th anniversary of the TFD, a government-funded institution aimed at promoting democracy around the world.

In her address, Tsai said that the gathering of so many long- time democracy advocates is not just a celebration but also a timely opportunity to reflect on the past, present and future of democracy.    [FULL  STORY]

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