President Tsai: “Taiwan is proud of its efforts to help Ukraine”

President Tsai: “Taiwan is proud of its efforts to help Ukraine”

President Tsai: 'Taiwan is proud of its efforts to help Ukraine'

President of Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen   President Tsai: «Taiwan is proud of its efforts to help Ukraine»

Taipei has donated over $30 million in humanitarian aid

Taiwan is proud of its efforts to help Ukraine, and those efforts must continue, President Tsai Ing-wen said at the Concordia summit in New York.

Ukraine's plight has drawn widespread sympathy in Taiwan, where many see parallels between the situation in Ukraine and the threat the Taipei government says it faces from China, which views the island as its territory.

Taiwan has donated more than $30 million in humanitarian aid, mostly collected from the population, and has joined the sanctions imposed by the West against Russia

“Watching the Russian bloodbath caused by the invasion, Taiwan is proud to play a role in the effort to help Ukrainians in their fight to defend their country and freedom. We must continue our efforts,” Tsai said in a pre-recorded speech at the Concordia summit on Monday.

She added that Taiwan is facing increasingly aggressive threats from China.

“We must study authoritarian scenarios and understand that Taiwanese democracy will not be the only one that the PRC seeks to destroy,” Tsai said. “Defending Taiwanese democracy is essential to secure freedom and human rights for our collective future.”

The Concordia Summit is taking place concurrently with the UN General Assembly in New York.

Taiwan is not a member of the UN from -for the objections of China, which considers it its province. The Taiwanese government strongly opposes China's claim to sovereignty and seeks a UN seat.

“I am confident that with the inclusion of Taiwan in the UN system, we will be able to work even more closely to face future challenges and protect the rule-based international order,” Tsai said.

Taiwan held China's seat at the United Nations under its official name of the Republic of China until 1971, when it was replaced by the People's Republic of China.

The Defeated Government of China The Republic fled to Taiwan in 1949, losing the civil war to the communists of Mao Zedong.