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Taiwan: Lai Ching-te reiterates maintaining the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and promotes creative diplomacy by inviting heads of state of diplomatic allies to go shrimp fishing

Published May 20, 2024

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Taiwan's President-elect Lai Ching-te and Vice President Hsiao Bi-chin hosted a shrimp fishing event for heads of state and officials from diplomatic allies a day before the inauguration ceremony. The event was part of Lai Ching-te's 'creative diplomacy' approach, aiming to promote Taiwan's culture and values to international friends. The leaders of 11 diplomatic allies attended the event, including the King and Queen of Eswatini and the Presidents of the Marshall Islands and Paraguay. Lai Ching-te reiterated his commitment to maintaining the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and building a prosperous Taiwan. The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration also increased patrols and law enforcement capabilities around the presidential inauguration to ensure maritime and border security.
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(Taipei Comprehensive News) Taiwan's President-elect Lai Ching-te and Vice President Hsiao Bi-chin used creative diplomacy the day before the inauguration ceremony to invite heads of state and officials from diplomatic allies who have arrived in Taiwan to experience Taiwan's popular shrimp fishing activity. In his speech, Lai Ching-te reiterated that he would maintain the status quo in the Taiwan Strait. According to reports from Taiwan media such as the United Daily News, the Liberty Times and China Times News Network, Lai Ching-te and Hsiao Bi-chin attended the "Experience Local Cultural Activities with Heads of State of the Celebration Group of Allied Countries Shrimp Fishing" at a shrimp fishing field near the National Palace Museum in Taipei on Sunday (May 19). Lai Ching-te welcomed the guests in an English speech and said that he would work with all parties to build a prosperous Taiwan and maintain the status quo in the Taiwan Strait. He also said that Taiwan is not alone ...
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