Taiwan News: Calls for Stronger Military Ties with Japan as Dignitaries Arrive for National Day

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Date: 2018/10/08
By: International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT)

Credit: Reuters / TPG

Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) has said he believes Taiwan and Japan need to conduct more security information exchanges as they both face similar military threats.

According to Wu, the growing number of Chinese military drills in the region means that Beijing is now regularly sending military aircraft or warships through the Miyako Strait to threaten Taiwan and through the Bashi Channel to threaten Japan.

Wu said such threats suggest there should be more exchanges of information between Taiwan and Japan.

The statement comes after members of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party began promoting a Japanese version of the Taiwan Relations Act.    [FULL  STORY]


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