Taiwan equation: The island state will have to negotiate geopolitical realities as it seeks to create a separate identity for itself
Tsai pledged to continue fighting for Taiwan’s “people of democracy
and freedom”. Tsai made the remarks during a ceremony commemorating the
28th anniversary of the death of democracy pioneer Deng Nan-jung at his
tomb in New Taipei City.
Deng, who ran a number of dissident magazines, immolated himself on
April 7, 1989, in protest against government restrictions on freedom of
speech. It is in his memory that the Tsai government decided to mark
April 7 as Freedom of Speech Day.