Taiwanese President meets French Senator and former Australian Prime Minister

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen recently met with four French senators and the former Prime Minister of Australia after a surge in Beijing air raids near Taiwan for a week starting October 1.

On October 7, President Tsai Ing-wen met with a French delegation in Taipei, according to Reuters. She thanked her for visiting while Beijing was putting pressure on the island.

“We will continue to fulfill our responsibilities as a member of the international community. Verification peace “Stability in the Indo-Pacific region,” Tsai said.

Former Defense Minister Alain Richard, led by a delegation, arrived in Taiwan on October 6, despite strong opposition from Beijing. Richard said the French government was willing to “acknowledge Taiwan’s existence and participation by UN experts.”

On the same day, Tsai welcomed former Australian leader Tony Abbott at Cheong Wa Dae, according to AP.

Mr Abbott said he supported Taiwan’s bid to join a comprehensive and progressive agreement on a trans-Pacific partnership and sent a strong signal of democracy standing side by side with Taiwan. The former prime minister has revealed that he supports Taiwan against the threat of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which challenges autonomy democracy almost every day.

Taiwanese economist Wu Chialong told The Epoch Times on October 6 that the trip of the French senator showed France’s intention to participate in the Indo-Pacific strategy that Britain had already entered.

Wu believed that France would return to Asia, as did its neighbor Britain. He hopes France will expand further in the region as one-third of world trade relies on sea travel through the Indian Ocean.

Mr Wu said France’s senator’s move shows that France takes the South China Sea and East China Sea, the Taiwan Strait, and the maritime transport routes in the region seriously.

In addition, Mr Wu said Senator’s trip showed that France as well as Japan had “guts” against communist China, which is politically important in the international community.

Feng Chongyi, a Chinese expert and professor at the University of Technology Sydney, quoted French anti-CCP sentiment.

French Senate passed in May Resolution calling for Taiwan’s participation in global organizations By 304 votes: 0 and 19 abstentions. This decision encouraged democracy in Asia to join the WHO, the International Criminal Police Organization, the International Civil Aviation Organization, and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Mr. Feng Shui is reluctant to continue his involvement with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) directly offended the French through “wolf warrior diplomacy” diplomacy over the issue of Hong Kong and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Said that. In addition, the decline in return on investment in China has made the French more determined to establish a closer relationship with like-minded democracy.

Feng Shui strategically emphasized that the Chinese administration relies heavily on nationalism as the basis for its most important idealism. It will highlight its harsh attitude towards Taiwan as an exhibition for Chinese citizens, including offending neighbors and others to maintain the legitimacy of its delicate administration.

Mr Wu added that the Chinese Communist Party had deliberately “not offended me” against Taiwan with air intrusions to cover up domestic issues.

Luo Ya and Fang Xiao contributed to this report.

Frank Yue


Frank Yue is a Canadian-based journalist in The Epoch Times, covering news related to China. He also holds a master’s degree in English and literature from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in China.