Tsai ‘calm’ on dialogue between Vatican and China

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-06-26

President Tsai Ing-wen says she is viewing recent dialogue between the Vatican and

President Tsai Ing-wen appears in this CNA file photo.

China rationally and calmly. An interview with the president was released Monday by news agency AFP.

The Vatican is Taiwan’s only diplomatic ally in Europe and Taipei is concerned that rapprochement between Beijing and the Holy See could result in a break in relations.

Tsai said she believes many other countries like Taiwan are also concerned about what issues are being discussed, including Beijing’s views on religious freedom.

Concerning relations between Taiwan, China and the US, Tsai was asked if the benefits from improved relations between Taipei and Washington are greater than the countermeasures from China. Tsai said Taiwan’s relations with the US and its neighboring countries are built on the common values of democracy, freedom and human rights.     [FULL  STORY]

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