Taiwan keen for international collaboration against disinformation: president

Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan hopes for cooperation with governments and think tanks against disinformation

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Tsai, left, with German Marshall Fund representative (image from Office of the President)

Tsai, left, with German Marshall Fund representative (image from Office of the President)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said she hopes Taiwan and the U.S. continue to deepen cooperation in a host of fields, including efforts to combat disinformation, reported CNA.

Tsai went on to say that she hopes Taiwan will work with international think tanks to develop countermeasures against campaigns of influence targeting Taiwan.

The comments were made during a reception at the Presidential Office in Taipei today, when Tsai meet a delegation from the Washington-based think tank German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

Tsai congratulated the GMF for their good work in furthering transatlantic cooperation, and for exploring the challenges posed by China’s sharp power to democracy. Tsai added that Taiwan is keen for cooperation in this area.

Tsai noted that Taiwan and the U.S. held a joint workshop to promote media literacy as part of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework in October amid coordinated international disinformation attacks, and said she hopes for more opportunities to collaborate in defense of democracy.

Tsai went on to say that Taiwan had followed the difficult path to democracy, and is determined to defend its hard-fought free and democratic values.


(image from Office of the President)