On the evening of August 30, President Tsai Ing-wen delivered recorded video remarks at a ceremony marking the launch of Taiwan+, a new English-language multimedia platform. In her speech, President Tsai said she looks forward to seeing Taiwan+ share Taiwanese experiences and perspectives on regional and global affairs while highlighting our contributions to the international community, allowing people around the world to discover Taiwan and what we stand for.
A transcript of President Tsai's remarks follows:
It is a pleasure to join you today for the launch of Taiwan+, an exciting new initiative to tell Taiwan's story.
Generations of Taiwanese fought to transform this country into a vibrant democracy that protects freedom of speech and expression. Now, the job of a new generation is to build on this freedom and bring Taiwan to the world.
The goal of this work is not just to strengthen our own democracy and resilience; it is also about helping and inspiring people everywhere. To realize this vision, we need a platform to show the world our diversity, our achievements, and our aspirations to contribute to the international community.
Our story deserves to be told by Taiwanese voices, on a platform that highlights our own experiences and perspectives on regional and global affairs. And to ensure this story of resilience reaches new audiences, we need to tell it in ways we have not told it before.
This is why Taiwan+ is so important at this moment, as we work to expand our global engagement. It is our own international media platform, a key part of our collective effort to show what Taiwan has to offer. More than that, it is a window through which people from countries around the world will be able to discover Taiwan and what we stand for.
I wish the leadership and staff of Taiwan+ every success as you embark on this new endeavor, and I look forward to the many important stories you will share. Thank you very much.
Established by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan+ is an international multimedia platform which broadcasts Taiwanese values and viewpoints to the international community via English-language video news and programming.