By: Shih Hsiu-chuan
Taipei, Dec. 18 (CNA) The Presidential Office said Tuesday that any military actions that
escalate tension in the region and damage relations between Taiwan and China are irresponsible and are not welcomed by the international community.
Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang (黃重諺) made the statement after the Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed that a number of Chinese aircraft and military vessels were operating near Taiwan that day.
As a member of the international community, it is irresponsible to launch any military actions that can disturb security and stability in the region and negatively impact cross-Taiwan Strait relations, Huang said in the statement.
Such actions are not welcomed by the international community either, Huang continued, adding that it is a shared responsibility and objective for all parties, including both sides of the strait, to maintain peace and stability in the region. [FULL STORY]