June 25, 2024

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Despite China’s threats, Sovereign William Lai took over as president of Taiwan.

Despite China’s threats, Sovereign William Lai took over as president of Taiwan.
William Lai takes office as president of Taiwan (EFE/FILE)

The new leader of Taiwan, William Loy (Lai Singh-de), reiterated his conversation this Monday China In terms of “equality and equality,” an approach rejected in other cases by the government in Beijing, it regards the island as a “rebel province.”

“I believe that China will face the reality of the existence of the Republic of China (Taiwan’s official name) and, in good will, choose dialogue over confrontation,” Lai said during his inauguration speech.

The leader of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), was sworn in this Monday Tsai Ing-wen (2016-2024), also from PDP, promised “Peace has no price, war has no winners.”and made clear his intention not to declare Taiwan independence, maintaining the status quo in the Straits.

“There is a large international consensus that cross-strait peace and stability are essential for global security and prosperity,” said Lai, a 64-year-old politician with extensive political experience in Taiwan, highlighting his roles as vice president (2020-2024). ) and Prime Minister (2017-2019).

Lai, 64, was sworn in with his vice president, Hsiao Bi-Kim (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins).

The island’s president asked Beijing officials about relations with China End their “political and military intimidation” Respect Taiwan and the government democratically elected by the people.

“The Republic of China and the People’s Republic of China are not subservient to each other. All Taiwanese people must unite and defend our country“Political parties should oppose the merger and no one should accept the idea that we should give up our sovereignty to gain political power,” Lai said.

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Lai, who has been branded a “separatist” and “troublemaker” by Beijing, was sworn in as the fifth president in Taiwan’s democratic history on Monday, officially beginning a term that seeks to preserve the island’s autonomy from China.

Domestically, Lai also faces significant challenges such as high housing costs and low salaries, which she will have to face in parliament with an opposition majority.

Taiwan’s outgoing president, Tsai Ing-wen (left) and Taiwan’s president-elect, William Lai (EFE/Ritchie B. Tongo)

Taiwan’s new president after winning 40% of the vote in last January’s election It has reiterated on several occasions the possibility of holding talks with China without “pre-existing political conditions”.The Republic of China (Taiwan’s official name) is a sovereign country whose future should be decided by its citizens.

Eight heads of state, including the President of Paraguay Santiago penStand out among the 51 international delegates who came to demonstrate their support for the island’s democracy.

The People’s Republic of ChinaFor its part, it maintains no official connection with the government Taipei To be done basically “1992 Consensus” And “One China Policy”It views the government in Beijing as China’s sole legal representative in the world and on the island, which has been autonomously governed as an “inalienable part” of Chinese territory since 1949.

Domestically, Lai faces significant challenges such as high housing and education costs and low salaries, which she will have to face in parliament with an opposition majority.

(With information from EFE and AFP)