No budging on sovereignty, Tsai says

‘NOT AN INCH’: The president said after incursions by Chinese warplanes that there should be very smooth collaboration between the executive and military branches

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 12, 2020
By: Su Yung-yao and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a Ministry of Justice National Defense Safety Jobs Meeting in Taipei yesterday.
Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Justice’s Investigation Bureau

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday said that Taiwan would not budge “an inch” on issues of sovereign territory and would stalwartly defend its democratic freedoms.

Tsai made the remarks during an inspection of surface-to-air missiles at an air force base in Hualien.

She was accompanied by National Security Council (NSC) Secretary-General Wellington Koo (顧立雄), Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa (嚴德發), Chief of the General Staff Huang Shu-kuang (黃曙光) and Republic of China Air Force Commander Hsiung Hou-chi (熊厚基).

After attending a briefing, Tsai was given a demonstration of procedures for a missile launch.

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