By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Speaking on Japan’s passage of its security bills at the upper house of parliament,
People’s First Party (PFP) Chairman James Soong said it’s ludicrous to think that the United States and Japan would ever fight for Taiwan in case of war, reports said Sunday.
Soong’s comments came after Japan’s controversial security bills that will allow the country’s troops to fight overseas for the first time since the Second World War, despite widespread voter opposition and mass protests in central Tokyo on Friday.
The PFP chairman was with former speaker of the Taiwan Provincial Assembly Liu Ping-wei when asked about the government’s hope to forge ties with the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance, where the two political veterans met in Taipei on Sunday to exchange opinions and views on the upcoming January 16 elections.
“Every country has its own defense considerations. Should Japan choose to fight overseas, it’s just a way of showing their military prowess, and it has nothing to do with us,” Soong said, adding that in an event of war involving Taiwan, the island is on its own. [FULL STORY]