Taiwan News: Tsai Says China a ‘Source of Conflict’ in National Day Speech

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Date: 2018/10/11
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Credit: Reuters / TPG

In a nationally broadcast address, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Wednesday her administration will continue to seek to maintain stability in the Taiwan Strait and urged China to be a responsible stakeholder that plays a positive role in the world rather than a trigger for conflict.

In the Double Ten Day speech titled “Democratic Taiwan Lights Up the World,” Tsai lauded the island’s democracy, saying that its democratic transition remains a “beacon in the night for those who long for democracy.”

Tsai also reiterated her administration’s determination to protect Taiwan’s free and democratic way of life, to defend sustainable development, and to maintain cross-strait peace and regional stability.

According to Tsai, China’s unilateral diplomatic offensive and military coercion have harmed cross-strait relations and seriously challenged the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.

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