[News Reports] Britain’s refusal to recognise Taiwan’s independence disappoints student union
A Bournemouth University Taiwanese student union representative says on Wednesday that the organisation is not satisfied with the United Kingdom’s failure to recognise Taiwan as an independent country.
Vivian Pan, president of the union, says that Taiwan should be a sovereign state because when they were born, they only know one country – but China’s influence in the world might prevent this recognition from happening because:
“many countries wouldn’t want to protect us. It’s because China is stronger than us.”
Ms Pan remarked that many Taiwanese believe they belong in one state but do not have the knowledge to go about making it a reality.
She however blamed the political parties in Taiwan as a contributing factor towards the stalling of the country’s fight for autonomy.
“Because the political parties in our country don’t really try to do things good for our country – they fight each other and argue a lot,” she said.
Despite the rejection from the UK government, she feels Taiwan would one day gain independence but only if political authorities unite and work together.
Lee Chapman, a British National married to a Taiwanese woman started the petition for the UK to recognise Taiwan as a country.