Taiwan must invest in building its own strengths, vice president-elect says

Taiwan must invest in building its own strengths, vice president-elect says
Taiwan must invest in building its own strengths, vice president-elect says
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TAIPEI: Taiwan is grateful for continued US security assistance but must invest in building its own “strengths” first and show the world its support for the island is worth it, Vice President-elect Hsiao Bi-khim said on Monday (May 6).

Hsiao, who takes office with President-elect Lai Ching-te on May 20, is Taiwan’s former de facto ambassador to Washington and is expected to play a key role in further strengthening ties with the United States given her fluent English and deep ties in the U.S.capital.

The United States is Taiwan’s most important supporter and arms supplier, despite the lack of diplomatic ties.

Speaking to a think-tank forum, Hsiao expressed appreciation for US President Joe Biden last month, signing into law legislation to boost Taiwan’s defenses, part of a broader package of assistance for Ukraine and Israel.

“This Bill demonstrates the US’ continuing commitment to supporting allies and partners in the face of geopolitical challenges,” she said.

“But beyond thanking our international friends for their support, it is important that as Taiwanese we invest in building our own strengths first,” she said.

“Through our own efforts in building a resilient Taiwan, we must have the confidence that Taiwan is worthy of galvanizing international support.”

The article is in Dutch

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