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Forbes: Taiwan's Election Sends Powerful Signal About Democratic Values
Washington, D.C., January 20, 2016
Contact: Alex Gray 202-225-6365

Washington, D.C. – Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces and Co-Chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, released the following statement following Taiwan's presidential election:

"I congratulate President-Elect Tsai Ing-wen on her victory and look forward to working with her administration. The people of Taiwan have sent a powerful signal throughout the region and the world about the strength of democratic values in the face of intimidation and threats. The example of Taiwan's representative institutions and robust civil society is one that should be particularly resonant across the Taiwan Strait, where similar attempts at free expression and dissent are brutally repressed. The enduring partnership between the United States and Taiwan is rooted in both shared security interests and a commitment to universal values, and Beijing's recent behavior throughout the region should remind us all of the importance of this relationship."

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