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Tsai wants to strengthen the alliance with the US

President Tsai departing for America at Taoyuan Airport.

With her trip to North America, Taiwan’s President Tasi Ing-wen sends a clear message: Taiwan will not bow to pressure from China. She also wants to secure further security guarantees for the island’s freedom. Speaking in Taipei shortly before her departure for America, Tsai said she did not want to provoke anyone with her trip, but neither did she want to give in to anyone. “The trip is to show our determination to deepen exchanges and cooperation with diplomatic allies,” Tsai told a press conference in the waiting area of Taoyuan Airport.

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