“State of permanent antagonism” not what Taiwan wants: Tsai

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 10 December, 2020
By: Paula Chao

President Tsai Ing-wen (Photo by the Presidential Office)

President Tsai Ing-wen says that Taiwanese people “do not want to live in a state of permanent antagonism” with China. Tsai was speaking Thursday during a virtual year-end celebration held by the Hudson Institute.

Hudson Institute is a conservative think tank founded in 1961 and based in Washington, DC.

In her speech, Tsai accused China of heightening cross-strait tensions by sending fighter jets and naval ships across the median line of the Taiwan Strait. Tsai also criticized China for spreading disinformation in an attempt to influence Taiwanese politics.

Tsai said that while permanent antagonism is not desirable, Taiwanese people are determined to safeguard their freedom and their way of life. In order to strengthen Taiwan’s democracy, Tsai said that the government will “tackle disinformation through openness and transparency” and “deter military adventurism.”    [FULL  STORY]

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