Tsai says relationship based on common values
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Relations between Taiwan and the United States should not change because
of the elections, President Tsai Ing-wen said Wednesday before it was announced that Donald Trump had won.
The result might bring new influences and changes, but Tsai had instructed government departments to make all the necessary preparations to respond, a spokesperson of her Democratic Progressive Party quoted her as saying.
No matter who is elected president of the U.S., “on the basis of maintaining regional stability, boosting economic prosperity and strengthening international cooperation, we have long-term common interests, which will not change because of the elections,” Tsai said.
“Taiwan-U.S. relations have always been built on friendship and common values,” she said. [FULL STORY]