WASHINGTON (AP) — Taiwan’s foreign minister says that Chinese “coercion” of the self-governing island poses a threat to regional security and global values of freedom and democracy.
Joseph Wu described Taiwan’s rivalry with China as a David versus Goliath struggle, and appealed for ever-closer economic and security ties between Taipei and Washington.
He made the remarks in a recorded video address to a conference Wednesday at the Global Taiwan Institute in Washington.
Last week, the U.S. recalled its envoys to three Central American nations for consultations after those governments cut ties with Taiwan in favor of China.
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