President welcomes U.S. visitors to resilient, democratic Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan will continue to work with democracies in the fight against misinformation and disinformation campaigns intended to undermine people's trust in government institutions and values, President Tsai Ing-wen (???) said on Wednesday.

Tsai reiterated that sentiment when she received a delegation led by William Schneider, a senior fellow from the Washington-based Hudson Institute, at the Presidential Office.

Welcoming Schneider, whose last visit to Taiwan was more than a decade ago, Tsai said she hoped the visitors would see for themselves the resilience Taiwanese people have shown in confronting the challenges facing Taiwan's democracy.

The president also took the opportunity to once again thank United States President Donald Trump's administration for its staunch support for democratic Taiwan.

One of the latest examples was the speech U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered at the Hudson Institute on Oct. 4 in which he condemned Beijing's actions as threatening the stability of the Taiwan Strait and praised Taiwan for embracing democracy.

Taiwan partners with democracies in strengthening the mechanisms to protect democratic values, Tsai said, citing as an example the international workshop co-hosted by Taiwan and the U.S. last week in Taipei involving experts on media literacy from 12 Indo-Pacific counties.

Tsai expressed hope that more like-minded countries will engage in such cooperation with Taiwan, including on other non-traditional security issues, to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific region.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel