Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed that her country will not fall to China after Beijing has become markedly hostile towards the tiny nation – sparking concern that a takeover could be imminent. Ms Tsai Ing-wen has committed to defending Taiwan’s sovereignty against the increasingly aggressive super power, publishing an essay on October 5 defending democracy.
Her comments come as the Chinese army launched a record-breaking number of warplanes into Taiwan’s air defence zone.
Such provocations have caused alarm for many in Taiwan.
President Tsai said her country will “do whatever it takes to defend itself” against the Chinese threat.
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The Chinese Government considers Taiwan to be a province of China, even though the Chinese Communist Party has never ruled it.
They have vowed to unify Taiwan with the mainland by force if necessary.
President Tsai’s Government sees itself as separate from the Chinese regime, but they do not want further conflict with Beijing.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Defence said it detected at least 52 flights on October 4, which is the fourth consecutive day of these intrusions.
These aggressive actions have been condemned by Taiwan’s president.
She wrote: “Amid almost daily intrusions by the People’s Liberation Army, our position on cross-strait relations remains constant: Taiwan will not bend to pressure, but nor will it turn adventurist, even when it accumulates support from the international community.”