Taiwan News: Tsai Vows to Cope With Cross-Strait Changes at Military Visit

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Date: 2019/01/16
By: TNL Daily News

Credit: Taiwan Presidential Office

Tsai vows to cope with changing circumstances

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Tuesday that her administration would adapt to changing circumstances to protect the sovereignty and security of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and safeguard Taiwan’s democracy and freedom.

Tsai made her remarks while inspecting and observing a military exercise of the Army Defense Command in Hualien and Taitung.

She reiterated that Chinese leader Xi Jinping, in his Jan. 2 speech on Taiwan, reiterated Beijing’s willingness to unify Taiwan and China by force if necessary.

Tsai has enjoyed a surge in popularity since responding to Xi’s speech by unequivocally rejecting Xi’s proposal of a “one country, two systems” framework for Taiwan, although it remains to be seen whether the goodwill towards her cross-Strait stance will extend to her and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the upcoming 2020 presidential and legislative elections.    [FULL  STORY]

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