Tsai: Taiwan’s democracy is greatest friendship asset

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2018-05-15

President Tsai Ing-wen says that Taiwan’s experience with democracy is its greatest asset

President Tsai Ing-wen pictured Tuesday at the opening of the annual Overseas Community Affairs Council conference.

when forging global friendships. In a speech Tuesday, Tsai spoke about the importance of democracy and other values as Taiwan continues to face pressure on the international front.

On Tuesday, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the opening of the annual Overseas Community Affairs Council conference. She spoke about three areas of change her administration has pursued since she took office two years ago.

After discussing industrial and infrastructure plans, Tsai turned to her efforts to strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Taiwan. She said the path Taiwan traveled to democracy is significant, both for Asia and for the world. Tsai said when Taiwan’s voice is suppressed, the country should double down on its commitment to the values of democracy, freedom, and peace.    [FULL  STORY]

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