Defense ministry: Taiwan’s principles are “No provocations, no showing weakness”

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 25 August, 2020
By: Natalie Tso

Taiwan's F-16s (photo: Ministry of Defense)

The Ministry of Defense said Taiwan will maintain its principles of “No provocations; no showing weakness. The closer the other side comes to Taiwan, the more aggressively it will be dealt with.” That was the word from the ministry’s spokesperson Shih Shun-wen at a press conference on Tuesday. 

Shih said the ministry is not able to reveal details about its strategic defense plans. That was in response to questions about media reports that it will station F-16s in the outlying islands of Penghu due to Chinese war planes frequently flying near the median line of the Taiwan Strait. 

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