Taiwan cannot grow complacent about progress of democracy: NGO leader

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/23
By: Elaine Hou and Chung Yu-chen

Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權, third left) / CNA file photo

Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) The leader of an international non-governmental organization based in Taipei said Wednesday that while Taiwan has made big strides in the development of democracy, it must guard against complacency in that regard.

Taiwan will continue to champion global freedom and promote its own experience in democratic development internationally, said Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權), president of the World League for Freedom and Democracy (WLFD).

Speaking at a conference to mark World Freedom Day, Tseng said, however, that while Taiwan has seen considerable progress in the development of democracy and rule of law, it cannot slide into complacency.

“There still are obstacles to the development of democracy, rule of law and human rights in our country,” Tseng said.    [FULL  STORY]

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