President Taiwan calls for International Support in ‘Defending Democracy.’
The President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, has called on international aid for her country on Saturday against the expanding pressure from China. China, through President Xi Jinping, said this week that it reserves the right to intervene militarily in Taiwan to reconnect and control the country.
According to Xi, nobody can refute that Taiwan is part of China. President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan is asking for help after the threatening language of Beijing.
“We hope that the international community takes this seriously and can support us so that we can defend our democratic system,” Tsai told journalists in the Taiwan capital Taipei.
If the international community does not accept it for democratic countries that are under threat, the Taiwanese leader said, “we have to ask which country is next.” Tsai also stated that the island does not want to fall under the Chinese government as a “special area”.
The leader emphasised that the negotiations should continue to be conducted independently from both sides. According to Taiwan, the Chinese government has not understood the “wishes of the Taiwanese people” and “political coercion” has a counterproductive effect.