Taiwan will not be intimidated: Tsai

‘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

Taipei Times
Date: April 17, 2019
By: Yimou Lee  /  Reuters, TAIPEI

Taiwan has not been intimidated by China’s military drills this week, President Tsai Ing-

President Tsai Ing-wen gives a speech at the opening of the Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue in Taipei yesterday.Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

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]

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