Taiwan's president issues warning to China: 'We will defend ourselves'

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Taiwan’s president says her country will not provoke conflicts but will firmly defend its sovereignty and national security.

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Tsai Ing-wen delivers a video message in response to China’s exercises, in which it fired missiles near Taiwan waters, a day after US house speaker Nancy Pelosi made a solidarity trip to the island.  Taiwan’s president says: ‘We are calm and not impetuous, we are rational and not provocative, but we will also be firm and not shirk.  Taiwan will never be knocked down by challenges’

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26 comments

BigSmartArmed August 5, 2022 - 3:07 PM

Wait a minute, Taiwan's president just declared Taiwan as a sovereign nation? According to what legal base? According to established international law, under One China principle there is only ONE sovereign state under the name China.

On the US side, One China is interpreted as a policy of US towards Taiwan status, quote; It "acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China" and "does not challenge that position."

If Taiwan is declaring it's own sovereignty, especially right after visit of a US Democrat, to China it means war with US.

Democrats just started another war.

Amaking10000 August 5, 2022 - 3:08 PM

Why does she remind me of Zalensky?

ABD SHK August 5, 2022 - 3:09 PM

She is next zelenxy of Ukraine 🇺🇦

Southern Headhunter August 5, 2022 - 3:10 PM

Ukraine also said like this but Ukraine is paying the price . Ukraine can never bring back the soldiers and people who died in the war and they can never pay the dept

MUHAMMAD GHAZALI ZULKIFLEE August 5, 2022 - 3:11 PM

Stand with Taiwan 🇹🇼🇹🇼
Let's pray for the demise of PRC

Sreenath Surendran August 5, 2022 - 3:11 PM

Another Zelensky and Ukraine

Mong Sing Swe Marma August 5, 2022 - 3:12 PM

Taiwan 36,000 Sqaure mile, China only need 30 supersonic misssile to destroy Taiwan. She wants her country to become ukraine like

Anurag Chakraborty August 5, 2022 - 3:13 PM

Stand with Taiwan 🇹🇼

محمد بن شعبان August 5, 2022 - 3:14 PM

I can't understand why the US is doing what it's doing with Taiwan, it's going to get shredded just like Ukraine.

Sayyed Samedow August 5, 2022 - 3:15 PM

Taiwan is a province of China, like Donbas is a province of Russia. You better get used to it. The West should shut its mouth and focus on confirming the type of gender they are instead of meddling in places they understand very little about

Raj August 5, 2022 - 3:15 PM

yeaaaaaaah , but actually no most imp thing u need in war is nature or lot of men and taiwan has neither of those so idk how

Enea Giordano August 5, 2022 - 3:15 PM

I highly respect this woman as a president of a FREE country democratically elected by 23 MILLION of people. This speech is a giant middle finger to China and Russia's tyranny.

Yes You Suck August 5, 2022 - 3:16 PM

if they are rational, they would have rejected or delayed Nancy's visit. such BS

LazyLizard August 5, 2022 - 3:17 PM

🤣🤣🤣🤣

Lovely Makri August 5, 2022 - 3:17 PM

LongLive iron lady of Taiwan

Aleksandar#2304 August 5, 2022 - 3:18 PM

Respect

simon ng August 5, 2022 - 3:18 PM

Old auntie (Tsai), don't follow Ukraine President and now their people are suffering and die. Where is the USA and Nato?

不 花 August 5, 2022 - 3:18 PM

There is no president of Taiwan, only the president of the Republic of China, followed by the ROC flag. The Taiwan question is one that the Chinese civil war has not yet ended.

zhiheng wei August 5, 2022 - 3:18 PM

Taiwan belong to china

THE ZOLDICS August 5, 2022 - 3:18 PM

if alone, why wear mask?

Sayyed Samedow August 5, 2022 - 3:19 PM

Tsai is the Taiwanese Zelensky. The West loves its puppets who grovel at their feet. They do not care one bit about people or democracy. West does not even follow its own advice or rules, I mean just look at the state of the world today. Majority are non-Western yet the West wants to bully and impose its will on everybody. This goes against majority. What a bunch of clownish hypocrites!

alicia August 5, 2022 - 3:20 PM

you are already dead

Mortal August 5, 2022 - 3:20 PM

Great another zelensky, that's what we need 🤦‍♂

Milutin Milankovic August 5, 2022 - 3:20 PM

I stand with People's Republic of China and Xi Jinping. We will not let United States and Taiwan provocate the People's Republic of China and destroy prosperous China. 🇷🇸🇷🇺🇵🇸🇨🇳. 中国共产党万岁! 习近平和毛泽东万岁.

Nathan August 5, 2022 - 3:21 PM

We stand with you 🇹🇼 from 🇦🇺 🇮🇳 🇺🇸 🇯🇵