Taiwan needs to play ‘more proactive’ role in Asia-Pacific: Tsai

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/08/08
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday Taiwan is committed to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region and must play a “more proactive” role there.

In an interconnected world, “Taiwan must play an even more proactive role in the region to help shape its growth,” Tsai said in a speech at the opening of the Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue in Taipei.

Part of the commitment, the president said, is in the area of security because maintaining regional order benefits all countries in the region.

Tsai said one security threat in the Asia-Pacific region is North Korea, and Taiwan has helped implement economic sanctions against Pyongyang, and “has stepped up investigations into money laundering and shipments going to North Korea.” She did not elaborate.    [FULL  STORY]

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