Taiwan president visits missile bases amid intimidation by China

When it comes to our sovereign territory, we don't give an inch: Tsai

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/09/11
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

President Tsai Ing-wen center visited air defense bases Friday Sept. 11 (CNA photo from Military News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) responded to increased Chinese military activity near Taiwan by visiting two air defense bases Friday (Sept. 11).

During her meetings with officers, she also emphasized her determination to defend Taiwan, CNA reported. “When it comes to our sovereign territory, we don’t give an inch. When it comes to democratic freedoms, we stand firm,“ she wrote in an English-language tweet.

On the eve of her visits, the Ministry of National Defense slammed aggressive behavior by China’s military over the past two days, including numerous incursions by warplanes into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).

Accompanied by top defense and national security officials Friday, the president attended a lecture explaining how anti-aircraft missiles were fired before telling the staff they were “small units with a large responsibility” to protect north Taiwan against the enemy.    [FULL  STORY]

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