(Central News Agency reporter Huang Yashi, Taipei, 7th) Foreign Minister Joseph Wu recently accepted an exclusive interview with Thai TV and pointed out that in the face of Chinese provocations, Taiwan will avoid becoming a party that provokes conflicts. Taiwan will work hard to prevent war from happening. The current war in the Taiwan Strait is neither imminent nor inevitable. avoid.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release stating that Wu Zhaoxie accepted an exclusive interview with “Thai PBS” on the 1st. The interview clip was broadcast during the evening news period on the 3rd under the title “Taiwan Foreign Minister’s Assessment of the Development Trend of China’s Military Reunion of Taiwan”. The full content And put it on the station’s YouTube channel.
Wu Zhaoxie said that China is using various means such as military pressure, economic coercion and international isolation in an attempt to force Taiwan to surrender in order to achieve the goal of “conquering the enemy without fighting.” In the face of China’s provocations, Taiwan has always played a responsible role, avoided becoming a party that provoked conflicts, and is willing to engage in cross-strait dialogue on the premise of equality and dignity.
Wu Zhaoxie said that as President Tsai Ing-wen said in this year’s National Day speech, peace is the only option for both sides of the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan will work hard to prevent war from happening, and the current war in the Taiwan Strait is not imminent or inevitable.
Wu Zhaoxie pointed out that China has made no secret of its ambitions towards Taiwan. For example, Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a statement on January 2, 2019, requiring Taiwan to accept the “one country, two systems” reunification model under the “one China principle” with the intention of turning Taiwan into a second country. Hong Kong.
Wu Zhaoxie said that the people of Taiwan are never willing to give up their democratic and free way of life and have made it clear that they refuse to repeat the mistakes of Hong Kong. The people of Taiwan also believe that defending Taiwan is our own responsibility. In addition to increasing the defense budget, purchasing defensive weapons, and promoting military reforms, the government also strengthens personnel training, strengthens asymmetric strategies, and strives to improve its own defense capabilities.
Talking about the international political and economic situation, Joseph Wu said that in addition to condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and imposing sanctions on Russia, Taiwan has also actively provided humanitarian assistance to Ukraine. Taiwan has learned valuable experience from the Russia-Ukraine war, including the courage of the Ukrainian people to defend freedom and sovereignty. Due to Uzbekistan’s asymmetric strategy and the importance of support from the international community, Taiwan actively seeks support from the international community and at the same time deepens relations with democratic countries such as the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Japan.
Joseph Wu cited 50% of the world’s cargo transportation through the Taiwan Strait and 90% of the world’s most advanced semiconductor chips produced in Taiwan as examples, explaining that if a war breaks out in the Taiwan Strait, the global supply chain will be disrupted and it will inevitably have a major impact on the international society and economy.
Wu Zhaoxie emphasized that the international community has realized the major impact that China’s use of force against Taiwan may cause, and has begun to publicly support Taiwan, clearly expressing its opposition to China’s use of force to unilaterally change the status quo, and reiterated that peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait are inseparable from international security and prosperity, which has formed a negative attitude towards China. Strong warning and deterrence.
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