Taiwan’s 40 Years Struggle Becomes Democratic State

Taipei, MINA – Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen said that Taiwan had struggled over past 40 years through a difficult time to become a democratic country and contribute greatly to the world. However, Tsai acknowledged that the achievement would be difficult to realize without cooperation with other countries, including the United States (US).

The statement was delivered by Tsai during a long-distance conference with three US think tanks, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), The Brooking Institution, and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, quoted from president.gov.tw, Thursday (11 / 4).

“At that historic moment, the US stood with Taiwan, showing the world its commitment to democratic values,” Tsai said.

And Taiwanese people respond in the same way, show the world, determination to use their right to vote, the basic democratic process, prove that they are able to join a free and democratic global community.

“The US has helped us when we were in a critical condition. We hope that relations between Taiwan and the US will continue to increase, “Tsai explained in Taipei.

It ia not only discussing cooperation between Taiwan and the US, but also the regional security situation. The US is the main force of Taiwan’s diplomacy. The relations with Washington have continued to increase since Donald Trump was elected president in 2016.

According to Tsai, Taiwan has taken a big step with democracy in 1996. And twenty years later, Taiwan is one of the freest countries in the world, and Taiwanese people elected their first female president.

Taiwan is one of four Asian tigers with Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. In the 20th century, Taiwan experienced a rapid development of industrialization known as Taiwan Miracle. (T/Sj/R04)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)