Taiwan to work closer with US: Tsai

COMMON PHILOSOPHY: Washington will unceasingly strive to guarantee Taiwan’s ability to have a voice in international contexts, AIT Chairman James Moriarty said

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 14, 2018
By: Lee Hsin-fang and William Hetherington  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Taiwan is to work more closely with the US on defense and other exchanges as China

President Tsai Ing-wen, right, yesterday meets with US Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce at the Presidential Office.  Photo: CNA

unilaterally destabilizes regional peace, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday in a meeting with US officials.

Tsai met with American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty at the Presidential Office Building, where they discussed shared ideas about democracy and talked about the enduring Taiwan-US relationship.

Tsai thanked the US and other nations of “similar [political] philosophies” for their support as Taiwan faces the challenges presented by Chinese aggression.

Taiwanese were deeply touched by Washington and others speaking up on Taiwan’s behalf when China pressured international airlines to change Taiwan’s designation on their Web sites, she said.    [FULL  STORY]

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