Taiwanese people take Beijing's fury over Nancy Pelosi's visit in their stride

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"It is a repetitive story of the boy who cried wolf, that's why many Taiwanese people don't care about it that much," Lennon Chang, the president of Australasia Taiwan Studies Association and a senior lecturer at Monash University, said.

"We grew up under China's threats and intimidation, hence many in Taiwan wouldn't have any reaction.

"It is not the first time we hear about this."

Dr Chang said many Taiwanese Australians hoped Canberra and Taipei would take a step forward in bilateral relations, with Australia emulating Washington's approach by sending a senior official to Taiwan.

"Differences still exist in the community… but we all want Taiwan and Australia to have a positive relationship," Dr Chang said.

Period4 Aug 2022

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  • TitleTaiwanese people take Beijing's fury over Nancy Pelosi's visit in their stride
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date4/08/22
    Description"It is a repetitive story of the boy who cried wolf, that's why many Taiwanese people don't care about it that much," Lennon Chang, the president of Australasia Taiwan Studies Association and a senior lecturer at Monash University, said.

    "We grew up under China's threats and intimidation, hence many in Taiwan wouldn't have any reaction.

    "It is not the first time we hear about this."

    Dr Chang said many Taiwanese Australians hoped Canberra and Taipei would take a step forward in bilateral relations, with Australia emulating Washington's approach by sending a senior official to Taiwan.

    "Differences still exist in the community… but we all want Taiwan and Australia to have a positive relationship," Dr Chang said.
    Producer/AuthorBang Xiao
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-04/pelosi-visit-taiwan-china-response-taiwanese-australian-views/101295636
    PersonsLennon Chang

Keywords

  • Taiwan-China relationship
  • cyber attack