President vows to work with US despite pressure

STANDING FIRM: Tsai said that China’s attempts to undermine regional stability are not welcomed, and its bullying would not stop Taiwan from ‘reaching out to the world’

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 23, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday vowed to continue working with the US to

President Tsai Ing-wen, right, shakes hands with a member of the Washington-based Brookings Institution at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: CNA

contribute to peace and prosperity in the region amid the growing threat posed by China.

“China’s bullying will not alter Taiwan’s resolve to reach out to the world,” Tsai said when meeting members of the Washington-based Brookings Institution, including former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) chairman Richard Bush, who is now a senior fellow with the think tank, at the Presidential Office Building in Taipei.

“As you have all noticed, changes are taking place in the Asia-Pacific region, such as in the Taiwan Strait, South China Sea and on the Korean Peninsula,” Tsai said.

It is regrettable that China is also stepping up its pressure on Taiwan, as seen by its unilateral launch of the northbound M503 flight route, sending fighter jets and military vessels to circle Taiwan, forcing foreign enterprises to designate Taiwan as a province of China on their Web sites and preventing Taiwan from participating at world bodies, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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