Date: Jun 27, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
Despite the easing of tensions across the Taiwan Strait in recent years, Taiwan’s
security cannot depend on the goodwill of China, Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi (高廣圻) said yesterday, adding that the Taiwanese military must remain on guard.
“Although cross-strait ties have improved, it doesn’t mean that our security can depend on goodwill extended by others,” Kao said at a military personnel promotion ceremony.
The Taiwanese military must maintain its efforts to be combat-ready to ensure the security of the nation and peace across the Strait, he said, calling on the military to “stay highly vigilant.”
A strong national defense is a staunch backing for Taiwan to engage with China and is key to maintaining peace and stability across the strait and in the region, Kao said. [FULL STORY]