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President Tsai addresses opening of 2022 Yushan Forum(excerpt: cross-strait relations)

  • Date:2022-10-07

The Indo-Pacific region is now the world's fastest-growing and most influential region. This is also the region that will shape the course of the 21st century and our future.

But in recent years the Indo-Pacific has also come to face serious challenges. Our region's security and economic order are threatened by the expansionist ambitions of authoritarian regimes and their coercive tactics. The democratic values and rules-based order we in the region have long worked to uphold are now being eroded by these actions.

To ensure the peace, stability, and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific, we need a new regional framework that advances collaboration between like-minded democratic partners. Over the past few years, various international efforts have been made toward this goal. 

The QUAD, AUKUS, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework are all examples of countries coming together to contribute to regional security and development. Continuing and expanding this trend of international collaboration will be key to creating a new vision for the Indo-Pacific that benefits people across the region.

While Taiwan stands on the frontline of authoritarian expansion, our resilient economy and industrial supply chains remain a vital part of the regional ecosystem. It goes without saying that Taiwan will be an indispensable partner in the creation of a new regional framework.