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US State Department affirms Taiwan’s democratic and human rights achievements

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the fact that the United States once again affirmed Taiwan's democratic and human rights achievements in the 2023 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The section on Taiwan reaffirmed the county’s democratic government and its respect and protection of freedom and human rights. 

According to the MOFA, as a frontline democracy facing authoritarianism, Taiwan attaches great importance to the protection of human rights and the exercise of its peoples’ freedoms and makes good use of the country's high-tech advantages to actively cooperate with the public and private sectors of like-minded countries. 

Last month, Taiwan was invited to participate in the third Summit for Democracy, sharing with the international community the use of emerging technologies such as co-creation to successfully resist cyberattacks and cognitive warfare, to strengthen democratic resilience and further develop international human rights.

Following on from that event, Taiwan and the U. S. held the fourth U.S.-Taiwan Consultations on Democratic Governance in the Indo-Pacific Region last month. Countering foreign information manipulation and interference (FIMI) and strengthening democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region were discussed, as well as Taiwan's democracy and civil society resilience.

In the future, Taiwan will continue to deepen cooperation with the U.S. and other countries with similar ideals, that share the values of democracy, freedom, and the rule of law. Suggestions in the report on the criminalization of defamation and public insult and concern for labor rights have been forwarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to relevant authorities for reference. (POC-E)

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