Democracy, peace and prosperity in Indo-Pacific are currently facing serious challenges: Taiwan President on National Day

Date: Oct 10, 2020

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen announces her resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after local elections in Taipei, Taiwan November 24, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Taipei [Taiwan], October 10 (ANI): Asserting that democracy and peace in Indo-Pacific are currently facing serious challenges, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Saturday said they will "continue to show resilience" against the "growing internal and external changes seen in decades".

She was speaking on the occasion of the country's 109th Double Tenth National Day Celebration on Saturday.

"To address the greatest internal and external changes we have seen in decades… the government will take the helm and lead the way forward with three major strategies to create the new Taiwan economy we all aspire to," she said in her National Day address titled "2020 Proud of Taiwan".

"As commander-in-chief, I always have the future of our military and our military of the future in my heart. We will continue to modernise defensive combat capabilities and accelerate the upgrading of our asymmetrical capabilities to deal with military expansion and provocation from the other side of the Taiwan Strait," she added, referring to China.    [FULL  STORY]

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