By: Shih Hsiu-chuan
Taipei, Oct. 10 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said in her National Day address
Wednesday that Taiwan must bolster its national strength in order to achieve sustainable survival amid a changing international landscape and challenges arising from China’s coercion.
In her speech titled “Democratic Taiwan Lights up the World,” Tsai said Taiwan will not act rashly to escalate confrontation with China, nor will it give in to pressure, but rather will seek to attain stability, adaptability, and progress.
“An effective response strategy must be rooted in national strength,” Tsai said on the 107th anniversary of the Republic of China (Taiwan). “So right now, our most important task is to strengthen national security, economy, and the social safety net. We will continue to make Taiwan stronger, and irreplaceable in the global community. This is Taiwan’s niche for sustainable survival.”
On the national security front, Tsai said her administration will continue to strengthen the country’s value-based diplomatic links and seek to establish irreplaceable strategic importance, in recognition of Taiwan’s geostrategic position. [FULL STORY]