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President Tsai: Taiwan will not be shaken by threats from China

  • 25 October, 2022
  • Natalie Tso
President Tsai: Taiwan will not be shaken by threats from China
Candidates campaigning for the November local elections (CNA photo)

Taiwan will not be shaken by threats from China. That was the word from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) as she spoke at the opening of the 11th assembly of the World Movement for Democracy in Taipei on Tuesday. The assembly is being held from October 25 through the 27.

The assembly aims to strengthen solidarity in building democracy around the world. Over 300 democracy activists, politicians, journalists and lawmakers from over 70 countries are participating in the forum. That includes 2021 Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa. 

Tsai says Taiwan has been affected by the war in Ukraine. She says threats from China have increased following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit in August. Tsai says Taiwan’s democracy will not be shaken as the country cherishes its democratic system. Taiwan’s resilient system is built on its civil society which regularly dialogues with the government. 

President Tsai also says the world needs to understand how authoritarian systems operate. She says democratic alliances also must be strengthened to keep democracies resilient. Tsai says the assembly is a great opportunity to unite resources to strengthen democracy around the world.

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