China's authoritarian government approved a law on Monday that authorized 'non-peaceful' actions against Taiwan if the island continues minding its own business outside of Beijing's control.
Here is the six-point response made yesterday by Taiwan's democratically elected president. And here is the official call to the world made by Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council. (In reading the documents please note the difference between People's Republic of China, the official name of Communist China, and Republic of China, the official, older name of the government in Taiwan.
The people of Taiwan, like citizens in any democracy, assume that decisions about their future are theirs to make. The free society they have built here testifies to their right to make these decisions. It is time for the people of the world to respect that right.