Rogers: Taiwan stands up to big brother China


Benedict Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at the human rights organization CSW and a Senior Fellow with the Religious Freedom Institute, writes at UCA News of Taiwan’s growing efforts to promote religious freedom, human rights, and democracy, at the risk of provoking China’s ire.

For the second time in less than three months, Taiwan has hosted a conference on religious freedom, with President Tsai Ing-wen delivering a speech on the issue.

Rogers urges support for Taiwan in its promotion of religious freedom within and beyond its borders:

Taiwan is clearly stepping up its efforts not only to defend its own freedoms but also to promote democracy and human rights, including religious freedom, around the world. For a small island nation already vulnerable to pressure and intimidation from China, this is a bold move. It deserves support and encouragement in this quest.

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