By: Lu Hsin-hui and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Jan. 23 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) praised Taiwan’s Armed Forces on Monday for performing well in response to China’s move to sail its aircraft carrier battle group through the Taiwan Strait.
The Chinese aircraft carrier “Liaoning” and accompanying ships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Jan. 11, prompting Taiwan’s Air Force and other military branches to closely monitor the battle group’s movements.
During a luncheon with military officers and servicemen and women at the Ministry of National Defense, Tsai lauded the members of Taiwan’s armed forces for handling the tense situation well at a time when she was visiting some of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies in Central America.
“Your brilliant performance in defending our national security has boosted the people’s confidence in our Armed Forces,” Tsai said. [FULL STORY]