Singapore’s primary Chinese language newspaper Lianhe Zaobao recently reported that a cross-party Polish House of Representatives delegation visited Taiwan. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said to the delegation that Taiwan, Poland, and Ukraine are all on the front line of an authoritarian expansion, and the people of Taiwan identify with Ukraine’s determination to defend democracy and freedom. They look forward to working with like-minded partners to assist Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction.
Tsai also said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has had a major impact on the global democratic order. Poland is the current rotating president of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe this year. It is also actively leading countries to sanction Russia and provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Waldemar Andzel, chairman of the Poland-Taiwan Congressional Group, said that when Taiwan faced pressure from Mainland China, Poland was very supportive of Taiwan’s position. Poland and Taiwan have the same views and have similar histories. Taiwan donated over US$11 million as Ukraine faces aggression from Russia. Andzel hoped that Taiwan-Poland’s economic cooperation can go further, and he welcomes Taiwanese manufacturers, such as semiconductor factories to set up factories in Poland. Taiwan and Poland’s cooperation in higher education is very extensive as well. Andzel also expected that, in the future, direct flights can be established between Warsaw and Taipei.
Source: Lianhe Zaobao, December 6, 2022