Taiwan President insists that the self-ruled island’s democracy needs support from the international community. The recent speech of Chinese leader made Tsai Ing-wen to find the new ways to defend the Taiwanese way of life, Al Jazeera reported on Saturday.
President Tsai’s comments came the same week after Xi Jinping said nobody could change the fact that Taiwan was part of China and the reuniting is the only way for an island. In his speech marking the anniversary of relations between Taiwan and China, Mr Xi added that people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait should seek “reunification”.
In fact, President Xi since the moment of his inauguration in 2016, has stepped up pressure on the democratic island since Tsai from the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party.
Taiwan is going to defend its way of life, said President Tsai
Taiwan President commented such a position of the neighbour, saying if the international community did not support a democratic Taiwan that was under threat, there is no data which country might be next. On Saturday, Tsai called for support to defend the democracy on an island in the face of renewed threats from China.
“We hope that the international community takes it seriously and can voice support and help us,” Tsai told reporters in Taipei, referring to threats by China to use force to bring Taiwan under its control.
Over decades, Taiwan remains China’s most sensitive issue and the island is claimed by Beijing as its sacred territory. Meanwhile, Mr Xi said the Armed Forces needed to be able to respond quickly to emergencies, needed to upgrade their joint operations capabilities and nurture new types of combat forces.