President Xi Jinping told French and Australian officials that Taiwan wants to work with like-minded democracies to ensure regional peace and stability.
The island is seeking international support after Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s air defense zone (AIDZ).
Taiwan wants to work with like-minded democracies to ensure regional peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told senior French and Australian officials on Thursday.
A record number of Chinese Air Force warplanes have entered Taiwan’s air defense zone for four days in a row since last Friday. Four French senators and former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott then visited Taiwan.
Washington and its allies are concerned about China’s recent show of strength. In the face of China’s continued military-political pressure, democratically ruled Taiwan expects support from other democracies, especially the United States and its allies.
China considers Taiwan a province isolated from its mainland. Taiwan, on the other hand, claims they are independent, sovereign. Chinese President Xi Jinping said it was “inevitable” to take control of Taiwan and that he was pressuring the island in various ways.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen spoke with visiting French senators at the president’s office. He thanked France for its concern over the situation in Taiwan.
“We will continue to fulfill our responsibility as members of the international community to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region,” Sai said. We hope to contribute more to the world than France. ”
Taiwan’s President Xi Jinping sent a similar message to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Abbott also assured that he would help overcome Taiwan’s isolation in the international arena. He also praised Taiwan’s democratic security and handling of the Covid-19.
“Of course, not everyone is satisfied with Taiwan’s progress,” Abbott said. And I see that Taiwan is being challenged almost every day by its monstrous neighbor. ”