By Wen Kuei-hsiang, Chiang Chin-yeh, Ozzy Yin and Chung Yu-chen
pro-Beijing demonstrators outside midtown Grand Hyatt
During a reception at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York, Tsai addressed the representatives to the U.N. from countries that are Taiwan's allies, saying she hoped the allies would continue to support Taiwan's efforts to gain access to the U.N.
"The 23 million people in Taiwan have the right to participate in international affairs," Tsai said. "Their participation should not be prevented based on political interference."
"Taiwan will not give in to intimidation," she said, referring to China's efforts to suppress Taiwan, which it sees as part of its territory. [FULL STORY]