From the ongoing war in Ukraine by the Russian invasion, showing to the world that the authoritarian country is not trustful and could be a danger to the globe. Taiwanese government had started to call for donations to Ukraine, with many locals engaged in volunteer groups or donated money, just because it often reminds us that China does not give up invading Taiwan with forces if necessary. The current lockdown in Shanghai shocked the world and foreign media that how brutal it could be when it comes to zero-Covid policy. Despite domestic cases are rising like a rocket in Taiwan, which makes our CDC anxious for dealing with both the media and politicians, the authority ensured that we will not under the Chinese zero-Covid strategy.
Thanks to overseas Taiwanese who have been working had to show the world that Taiwan can help, and friendly foreign governments or politicians that are willing to support us in diplomatic and economic ties. Here are few updated Acts and think tank that are trying to make differences for Taiwan.
US relations with Taiwan
The U.S. official site removed Beijing’s one China policy and no support for Taiwanese independence; instead, the updated statement begins with: “As a leading democracy and a technological powerhouse, Taiwan is a key U.S. partner in the Indo-Pacific”.
(Taipei Times) Available at: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2022/05/11/2003778037
Canada-Taiwan Relations Framework Act
Michael Cooper, the Canadian politician belongs to the Conservative Member of Parliament for St. Albert-Edmonton, once did the word spelling of Taiwan, T-A-I-W-A-N, at the parliament during his interrogation and was widely broadcast by Taiwanese media. Also, Mr. Cooper introduced the Canada-Taiwan Relations Framework Act in 2021, trying to help both sides of cooperation in all different levels.
(Taiwan News) Available at: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4226340
Czech senator: Miloš Vystrčil
The Czech senator led a delegation to Taiwan in 2020 to show their support for the freedoms, democracy and the willingness to fight against the Communism. Miloš Vystrčil also quoted the statement from the speech of previous U.S. president, John Kennedy, ” I am Berliner” to ” I am Taiwanese”.
(Taiwan News) Available at: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/4335803
Taiwan Policy Centre
The Taiwan Policy Centre, TPC, is a new non-profit organization based in UK and Taiwan. The launch of the TPC would be a good platform for Taiwanese with its think tank that serves to persuade the UK government to face the issue of Taiwan with sufficient military supports and strengthen the bilateral cooperation due to the reason that we share many common values.
( Newstalk in Mandarin) Available at: https://newtalk.tw/news/view/2022-05-14/754731