Taiwan on ‘front lines of freedom’ after HK crackdown: president | AFP

“Taiwan stands increasingly on the front lines of freedom and democracy,” says Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, as Beijing clamps down on Hong Kong and ramps up military activities in the region. In a video speech to an Australian think tank, Tsai called for like-minded countries to protect Taiwan, pitching the self-ruled democracy as a dependable ally to western governments.

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