ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
International relations

Ex-Australia PM Abbott in Taiwan calls for end of island's isolation

French senators also visit Taipei as China turns up military heat on island

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks next to Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen during their meeting in Taipei on Thursday.

TAIPEI -- As China turns up the military heat on Taiwan, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on a trip to Taipei that global democracies should stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the island.

Speaking at a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, Abbott said he hoped his trip would "help to end the isolation from which Taiwan has been suffering for so many decades" and be the start of many future visits.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more