From The Christian Science Monitor:
Democratic nations must stand up for Taiwan’s right to determine its own future without China’s military threats.
The recent close mayoral elections in Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s two largest cities, remind us that Taiwan remains a thriving democracy. Along with South Korea, Taiwan is one of two former Asian dictatorships that have made a true transition to democratic rule.
This democratization has won Taiwan many friends around the world, including the United States, Australia, Japan, and Britain. But this support doesn’t change the fact that Taiwan faces a severe threat from China. [Full Text]
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