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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan might be a “drive for good” and proceed to hunt even higher worldwide help, the presidential workplace stated, after the Chinese language-claimed island received unprecedented backing from the Group of Seven of main democracies.
The G7 leaders on Sunday scolded China over human rights in Xinjiang, known as for Hong Kong to maintain a excessive diploma of autonomy and underscored the significance of peace and stability throughout the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwan presidential workplace spokesman Xavier Chang stated this was the primary time the G7 leaders’ communique has confused the significance of peace and stability within the strait and first time since its founding there was “content material pleasant to Taiwan”, expressing deep thanks for the help.
Taiwan and G7 member international locations share primary values comparable to democracy, freedom, and human rights, he added.
“Taiwan will definitely adhere to its function as a accountable member of the area, and it’ll additionally firmly defend the democratic system and safeguard shared common values,” Chang stated.
Taiwan will proceed to deepen its partnership with G7 states and different like-minded international locations and attempt for higher help from the worldwide neighborhood, he stated.
Taiwan can even “firmly contribute the best drive for good” for peace, stability, and prosperity within the Indo-Pacific area, Chang added.
China has stepped up its stress in opposition to democratically-run Taiwan in latest months, with common navy drills close to the island because it tries to claim Beijing’s sovereignty.
Whereas most international locations, together with G7 members, don’t have any formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan, the grouping together with different Western allies have been bolstering their backing for the island.
That features calling for Taiwan to be given correct entry to the World Well being Group throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Taiwan is just not a member as a consequence of Chinese language objections, which considers it merely considered one of its provinces with no proper to the trimmings of a state.
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