Taiwan president commemorates Tiananmen Square incident on social media

Taiwan President Lai Ching-te has posted a message on social media remembering the Tiananmen Square incident in Beijing.

He wrote on Tuesday that he is commemorating the "35th anniversary of 64," referring to China's crackdown on pro-democracy protestors on June 4, 1989.

He said a country that is truly respected is one where the people can speak loudly. He said any administration should bravely face the voices of the people, especially those of the younger generations.

He emphasized that people can only truly be protected with democracy and freedom.

He wrote that the memories of 64 will not be erased in the grand flow of history. He said Taiwan will continue to make efforts so that the memories of this history will remain in people's hearts for a long time. He said Taiwan will also work to move the hearts of each and every person who is mindful of democracy in China.

He said Taiwan has progressed from authoritarianism to democracy with the sacrifices and contributions of its predecessors. He said Taiwan will continue to gather all forces to deepen its democracy and create a better world with the cooperation of countries with similar principles.