Taiwan president hits back at China amid Covid-19 success

Tsai says China must'coexist with a democratic Taiwan

Tsai says China must'coexist with a democratic Taiwan

Xinhua, in response to statements by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who belongs to an independence party and is criticized by communist authorities.

Tsai also pledged to engage in dialogue with Beijing provided it respects Taiwan's sovereignty and rejects its "one country, two systems" formula, reiterating the cross-strait stance that fueled her landslide re-election victory in January.

But Tsai made clear during her inauguration speech that the concept was a non-starter.

The editorial accused Washington and the Tsai administration as being "narcissistic", while boasting that Beijing could "mobilize more worldwide resources" than the two combined.

"Thank you for your persistence, as well as thanks for relying on the federal government", she claimed.

Talking to CNA, Easton said that Taiwan's outstanding performance in epidemic prevention has garnered praise from all over the world, and countries have gradually realized that diplomatically excluding Taiwan will not only hurt the country but also hurt themselves.

"This is what solidarity feels like".

J. Michael Cole, a Taipei-based fellow with University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme, said Tsai's renewed offer of talks with Beijing would likely be spurned again.

Taiwan wants dialogue with China but can not accept its proposal for "one country, two systems", President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday, calling for both sides to find a way to coexist.

"Taiwan's vibrant democracy is an inspiration to the region and the world", U.S. State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo said in a tweet to congratulate Tsai.

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Analysts have predicted Taiwan-U.S. ties will remain strong, and Wu, the foreign minister, told The Atlantic he believes the United States will continue its support of Taiwan should President Donald Trump lose November's election to challenger Joe Biden. "We have a shared vision for the region - one that includes rule of law, transparency, prosperity, and security for all".

In recent weeks, a US-backed coalition pushed for Taiwan's inclusion as an observer at this week's virtual World Health Assembly, in part in recognition of its successful strategy in combatting Covid-19. "China will take necessary counter-measures, and the consequences will be borne by the U.S. side", Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian wrote on Twitter.

Tsai is being sworn in for her second and final four-year term today. "We will continue to urge other countries and organizations, such as the World Health Organization, to put human lives above politics", Pottinger claimed in a video clip message from the White House.

During her campaign she called for the territory to take a tough stance toward relations with mainland China.

China has used diplomatic offensives, military threats, interference and infiltration to try to force the island to compromise its sovereignty, according to the Taiwan government and its security services.

The United States officially recognized "there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China" as part of a 1979 joint communique with Beijing.

Taiwan has been entirely self-ruled since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949.

These were the details of the news China says Pompeo congratulating Taiwan president "very dangerous" for this day.

That has caused growing alarm in Beijing, which says any formal declaration of independence by Taiwan would cross a red line.

"We solemnly inform the U.S. that "Taiwan independence" will only lead to a dead end, and attempts to condone and support "Taiwan independence" are doomed to fail", Zhao threatened.

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