By: John Feng
The mayor of Taiwan's third-largest city has warned Beijing not to underestimate the island's will to defend itself, after a Chinese official admitted Wednesday that the regime was preparing a watch list of pro-independence supporters.
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chi-mai called for more "mutual respect," saying the actions of the Chinese leadership would only cause further "dislike" for Beijing among the island's 23 million inhabitants.
"China must understand Taiwan's determination for national security and self-defense," Chen said. "So don't underestimate us." [FULL STORY]