EU to continue to engage with Taiwan
European Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager said today that the European Union will further its engagement with Taipei at a time when China is ramping up its pressure on Taiwan and the island's partners.
She made the remarks at a European Parliament plenary session focused on EU-Taiwan relations.
Vestager took note of China's increasing military presence in the Taiwan Strait, including flying missions off the southwest coast of Taiwan.
She said that "This display of force may have a direct impact on European security and prosperity."
According to Vestager, the EU is the largest foreign investor in Taiwan, and in 2020, Taiwan's investment in the EU doubled.
She said exchanges between the two sides have also been expanded in recent years to include human rights, trade, and economic issues.