Pressure only strengthens Taiwan’s aspirations: Tsai

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-06-20

President Tsai Ing-wen says that pressure from Beijing only strengthens Taiwan’s

President Tsai Ing-wen meets Wednesday with participants in this year’s Mosaic Taiwan program. (Photo by CNA)

determination to participate in international affairs.

Tsai was speaking Wednesday while meeting with participants in the foreign ministry’s Mosaic Taiwan youth program. The program brings future leaders from the US and Canada as a way of strengthening Taiwan’s ties with North America.

Tsai said that despite Beijing’s opposition and Taiwan’s difficult international position, the global community cannot and will not pass Taiwan by. She cited Taiwan’s past economic transformation and path to democracy as examples for the world. She also said that in addition to pursuing industrial restructuring, Taiwan is also facing up to its authoritarian past through a process of transitional justice.

Tsai said that Taiwan is willing to share its strengths and its experience with the world. She also said that despite diplomatic difficulties, Taiwan has recently received support from several friendly nations that share the country’s values.    [SOURCE]

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