Date: June 29, 2016
President Tsai Ing-wen addressed the Paraguayan congress June 28 in the capital Asuncion,
highlighting her administration’s down-to-earth diplomacy and reciprocity between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and its South American diplomatic ally.
“Taiwan and Paraguay enjoy more than ordinary diplomatic relations, and this two-way collaboration extends beyond business investment,” Tsai said. “Our friendship is firmly grounded on such shared universal values as democracy, freedom and respect for human rights.”
According to the president, Taiwan and Paraguay are working on a raft of collaborative projects promoting housing justice and narrowing the digital divide, among many social issues. She cited the Digital Opportunity Center initiative proposed by Taiwan in 2003 under the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation as a prime example of efforts by the ROC government in ensuring social equality.
“A number of Taiwan high-tech firms, including Acer Inc. and AsusTek Computer Inc., have pledged to provide hardware and cloud learning software to support the youth of Paraguay in joining the digital world,” Tsai said. [FULL STORY]