Taiwan says it will be a 'force for good' after unprecedented G7 support
TAIPEI: Taiwan will be a 'force for good' and continue to seek even greater international support, the presidential office said, after the ...
AsiaPeople wave Taiwanese flags during the National Day celebrations in Taipei, Taiwan, on Oct 10, 2018. (File photo: Reuters/Tyrone Siu)14 Jun 2021 09:35AMShare this contentBookmarkTAIPEI: Taiwan will be a"force for good" and continue to seek even greater international support, the presidential office said, after the Chinese-claimed island won unprecedented backing from the Group of Seven of major democracies.
The G7 leaders on Sunday (Jun 13) scolded China over human rights in Xinjiang, called for Hong Kong to keep a high degree of autonomy and underscored the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.AdvertisementREAD: G7 calls out China, demands COVID-19 origins investigation
Taiwan presidential office spokesman Xavier Chang said this was the first time the G7 leaders' communique has stressed the importance of peace and stability in the strait and first time since its founding there was"content friendly to Taiwan", expressing deep thanks for the support. headtopics.com
Taiwan and G7 member countries share basic values such as democracy, freedom, and human rights, he added."Taiwan will certainly adhere to its role as a responsible member of the region, and it will also firmly defend the democratic system and safeguard shared universal values," Chang said.
AdvertisementAdvertisementTaiwan will continue to deepen its partnership with G7 states and other like-minded countries and strive for greater support from the international community, he said.Taiwan will also"firmly contribute the greatest force for good" for peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region, Chang added.
China has stepped up its pressure against democratically-run Taiwan in recent months, with regular military drills near the island as it tries to assert Beijing's sovereignty.READ: China cautions G7: 'Small' groups don't rule the world
AdvertisementWhile most countries, including G7 members, have no formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the grouping along with other Western allies have been bolstering their backing for the island.That includes calling for Taiwan to be given proper access to the World Health Organization during the coronavirus pandemic. Taiwan is not a member due to Chinese objections, which considers it merely one of its provinces with no right to the trappings of a state. headtopics.com
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The country of Taiwan is doing well. Genocidal 7 endorses you. What an honour. Taiwan's G7 endorsement is good news for China. Day dreaming or poor cognitive of English? Just to antagonise China. They know G7 just use TW as a pawn...right? Is good for Taiwan to say so but there won't be a force that always stay good or the same :(
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