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Taiwan calls for “democratic alliance” against Chinese “aggressive actions”

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Posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2020. 9:08 am CST.

By Aaron Humes: President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tsai Ing-wen, has called for the world’s most powerful democracies to join it in defending against the “aggressive action” of the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait without naming it directly, according to Reuters news agency. 

Addressing her top security officials and senior Western diplomats in Taipei, Tsai called these “major threats to regional stability” and said her country “stood at the forefront of defending democracy from “authoritarian aggression”. 

While Taiwan is committed to boosting its defensive capabilities, maintaining regional peace and security needs collaborative efforts, she added. 

Without accusing Mainland China directly, she cited the rapid militarization of the South China Sea, increasing and frequent grey-zone tactics in the Taiwan Strait and East China Sea, coercive diplomacy used against countries and corporations. She asked for discussions of a framework to generate sustained and concerted efforts to maintain a strategic order that deters unilateral aggressive actions – avoiding war but protecting democracies such as hers by encouraging cooperation, transparency and problem-solving through dialogue. 

The PRC does not recognize Taiwan’s government, formed after the Second World War, and has insisted it has sovereignty over the island. For a while, the ROC was the recognized representative of “China” in the world, recognized by the likes of the United States, Australia, Britain, Canada, the European Union and Japan. After its expulsion from the United Nations and President Richard Nixon’s famous visit to the PRC in the 1970s, the ROC has steadily lost diplomatic support, although the U.S. supplies arms and other sovereign countries have called on international organizations to grant Taiwan access and membership, the World Health Organization (WHO) a recent example after its success in tackling COVID-19. 

Belize this month is marking 31 years of diplomatic ties with the Republic, and leaders on both sides of the aisle here have made clear Belmopan will not turn its back on Taipei as others have. 

 

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