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China will not be forced to bow down, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says at National Day rally

Taipei: President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday that Taiwan would continue to strengthen its defenses to ensure that no one could force the island to accept a route set by China to Taiwan that would neither allow independence nor independence. Nor does democracy provide.

China claimed as its territory, Taiwan has come under increasing military and political pressure To acknowledge Beijing’s regime, including repeated Chinese Air Force missions in Taiwan’s air defense identification area, of international concern.

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday vowed to realize “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan and did not directly mention the use of force. Nevertheless, he received an angry backlash from Taipei, stating that only the people of Taiwan could decide their future.

Addressing a National Day rally, Tsai said she expected tensions in the Taiwan Straits to ease and reiterated that Taiwan would not “rush”.

“But there should be absolutely no illusion that the Taiwanese people will succumb to pressure,” he said in a speech outside the presidential office in central Taipei.

Tsai said, “We will continue to strengthen our national defense and demonstrate our determination to defend ourselves to ensure that no one can force Taiwan to follow the path set for us by China.” Is.”

“This is because the path China has taken does not provide a free and democratic way of life for Taiwan, nor sovereignty for our 23 million people.”

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By Naveen Bharat Staff

 

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