President Tsai Ing-wen has prioritized Taiwan-Australia ties as part of her New Southbound Policy, and there’s momentum on both sides toward a potential trade agreement.
Date: December 07, 2020
By: Nick Aspinwall
The Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China (IPAC), a group of over 200 parliamentarians from 19 countries, launched a campaign on Tuesday to purchase Australian wines in support of the country as tensions between Canberra and Beijing continue to flare. Taiwanese diplomats eagerly joined in – because what’s better than a drink for a good cause?
“We stand in solidarity with #Australia by serving #FreedomWine at @MOFA_Taiwan,” the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) tweeted on December 1 along with a photo of a person holding two bottles of Australian wine and the hashtag #StrongerTogether.
Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan’s representative to the United States, retweeted IPAC’s campaign announcement and said “Thinking of stocking up on Australian wine.” [FULL STORY]