Taiwan ‘won’t sit idly by’ while China flexes muscles: ex-minister

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/06/14
By: Yu Kai-hsiang and Flor Wang

Taipei, June 14 (CNA) Taiwan is continuing to upgrade its self-defense capability to safeguard its sovereignty as China keeps flexing its military muscles in the skies and seas around Taiwan, former Minister of National Defense Andrew Yang (楊念祖) said Thursday.

While China’s military vessels and aircraft have been stepping up their missions to circle Taiwan, Yang said, Taiwan has also been building its self-defense capabilities.

“Taiwan is not a fool, and we will not sit idly by while China tries to unify with Taiwan,” Yang said in an interview on POP Radio.

He said that before making such a move, China would have to assess the political risks and the self-defense strength of Taiwan’s military.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.