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DPP US representative pleas for independence

COMMON PAIN:During a Thanksgiving banquet in the US, the DPP official said Taiwanese ‘felt pain at not being afforded full international participation’

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

He said that Taiwan was not part of China.

“We struggle to make the international community see that Taiwan should not be represented by China,” he said. “Taiwan is de facto independent. Taiwan is regarded by the law of the US as a real country even though there is no diplomatic recognition.”

He said that Taiwan could serve as an example to Asian governments — “If Taiwan can be democratic, they can be democratic too.”

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