‘RESOLUTE’: The nation’s military is determined and committed to defending the nation, the president said, while thanking the US for its support on defense training
Date: April 17, 2019
By: Yimou Lee / Reuters, TAIPEI
Taiwan has not been intimidated by China’s military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-
wen (蔡英文) said yesterday, while a senior US official denounced the latest Chinese maneuvers as “coercion” and a threat to regional stability.
Tsai said Taiwan was resolute in its defense.
“China’s armed forces yesterday [Monday] sent a large number of military aircraft and naval vessels into our vicinity. Their actions threaten Taiwan and other like-minded countries in the region,” Tsai said at a forum cohosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the 40th anniversary of the US’ Taiwan Relations Act.
The event was attended by a delegation led by former US House of Representatives speaker Paul Ryan. [FULL STORY]