By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Elaine Hou
Taipei, April 20 (CNA) Taiwan has measures in place to evacuate Taiwanese
expatriates from South Korea if necessary, Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) said Thursday, amid heightened tension on the Korean peninsula.
The Ministry of National Defense has planes and ships ready to evacuate Taiwanese expatriates should the need arise and has already been in talks with other related agencies, Feng said during a hearing in the Legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee.
Feng made the remarks in response to questions by lawmaker Liu Shyh-fang (劉世芳) as to whether the ministry has the capability to evacuate the roughly 20,000 Taiwanese expatriates in South Korea, given the rising tension on the Korean peninsula.