The balcony observer's 218th report- The Free Democratic Way

by Tsao T-F January. 11, 2020 404 views
The Free Democratic Way

The Free Democratic Way

"Peace means that China must abandon threats of force against Taiwan," she said in the capital Taipei. "I also hope that the Beijing authorities understand that democratic Taiwan, and our democratically elected government, will not concede to threats and intimidation." 她在首都台北說:“和平意味著中國必須放棄對台灣的武力威脅。” “我也希望北京當局了解民主的台灣和我們的民主選舉政府不會屈服於威脅和恐嚇。”

(11 January 2020) Taiwan election: Tsai Ing-wen wins second presidential term (BBC News)

"The results of this election carry an added significance because they have shown that when our sovereignty and democracy are threatened, the Taiwanese people will shout our determination even more loudly back," Tsai said during a news conference. Tsai also urged China to abandon threats of force against Taiwan and said all countries should consider Taiwan "a partner, not an issue."

蔡在新聞發布會上說:“這次選舉的結果具有更大的意義,因為它們表明,當我們的主權和民主受到威脅時,台灣人民將更加堅定地呼喚我們的決心。”蔡英文還敦促中國放棄對台灣的武力威脅,並表示所有國家應將台灣視為“夥伴,而不是問題”。

(11 January 2020) Taiwan's President thanks voters after winning reelection (CNN)

(12 January 2020) 習主席に妥協せず・今日の香港は明日の台湾…蔡英文氏再選 (讀賣新聞)

(12 January 2020) 台湾の民意「1国2制度へのノー」明らか 台中関係 焦りは禁物 (每日新聞)

(Last updated on Jan. 12, 2020)

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Bethany Plonski 1 month ago

I don't know what to expect for the outcome of all this, but I try to think positive. It is encouraging anytime people unite to stand up against intimidation. smile

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Tsao T-F Replied to Bethany Plonski 1 month ago

I am really happy about Dr. Tsai wins second presidential term in Taiwan.  Also I very agree her victory speech.
I thank many international friends for their support in maintaining our free and democratic life, including the memo left by U.S. President Reagan in 1982.
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According to the memo, the U.S. government sold weapons to Taiwan, maintaining the military balance between Taiwan and China, thereby reducing the risk of war.pray

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Bethany Plonski Replied to Tsao T-F 3 weeks, 3 days ago

How interesting – I was not aware of this. I remember President Reagan, but when he was in office I was too young to understand most things that happened. It's a time in history I am curious about.

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Tsao T-F Replied to Bethany Plonski 3 weeks, 2 days ago

grinning

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