Ministry denies drills to salute Tsai

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Taipei Times
Date: Feb 22, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter

The Ministry of National Defense yesterday denied reports that it would make a military

Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan speaks to reporters in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA.

exercise scheduled in May a large-scale operation to mark the anniversary of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) inauguration.

Plans for a large-scale military exercise in May as part of the annual Han Kuang exercises — including a missile test at a military base in Pingtung County — were to coincide with the anniversary of Tsai’s inauguration and to raise public awareness of national defense, local media reported.

However, Minister of National Defense Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) denied that the ministry planned to expand the scope of exercises.

“The scope of the exercise will not be expanded,” Feng said at a legislative session.

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