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The Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS) hosted a roundtable, featuring Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai (third from right, front row) in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006.  Currently, Dr. Tsai is the President of Taiwan and the Chairperson of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, Taiwan).  ITS Chairman Wencheng Lin (first from left. front row), ITS President Adolf Huang (standing behind Dr. Tsai) and the scholars from USC, UCLA, UCI, Rand Corp., ITS and other invited guests attended the session.
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President Tsai mentioned “daily Chinese threats” at the 2023 Copenhagen Democracy Summit

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was invited to make a pre-recorded video address during 2023 Copenhagen Democracy Summit on ay 16, 2023. President made several important comments.   Taiwan's partnership with like-minded countries will prove to be the most effective defense of all against daily Chinese threats.  She added "We must remain united to deter and to stop [China's] aggressive behavior."  Tsai mentioned Beijing's "coercive measures," such as the imposition of sanctions, against countries, organizations, and individuals who disagree with or question its behavior.   The authoritarian regimes such as China actively conduct influence operations to erode our confidence in democratic institutions and freedom" through the spread of disinformation and misinformation.  She said “Taiwan faced China's threats on a daily basis.  However the commitment to democracy by the people of Taiwan has never been stronger."  The president stated that our experience is not just about the maintenance of our own democratic way of life, it is also a demonstration of courage, strength, and sense of responsibility to safeguard the peace and stability of the region and the world.


The summit, held May 15-16, was organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, with support from dozens of organizations.  President Tsai also delivered three speeches at the summit in 2020, 2021 and 2022.   This year the organizers also invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to address the summit.



















Posted: May 30, 2023
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