The presidential office calls on China to exercise restraint and calls for international unity to maintain peace and security.
On Aug. 4, Xavier Chang, spokesman for the presidential office, said China fired a total of 11 Dongfeng series ballistic missiles into the waters northeast, southwest and east of Taiwan around 1:56 pm.
BEIJING CALLS TO CALM
The spokesman asked the public to remain calm as national security and military units immediately detected the missiles and activated relevant defense systems to ensure national security.
Xavier Chang said ongoing and deliberately heightened military threats from China, especially military activities conducted on busy international air and sea routes.
Taipei: China has unilaterally undermined the status quo in the Taiwan Strait and peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. The Chinese have hindered international freedom of navigation and the normal operations of world trade, spokesman Wavier Chang said, calling on China to act reasonably and exercise restraint.
The latter said leader Tsai Ing-wen had a full and real-time understanding of the situation. The national security team and all military units also have a comprehensive understanding of all relevant information, are in close coordination and communication with other government agencies, and work with like-minded regional and neighboring countries to respond when necessary and appropriate.
Spokesperson Chang pointed out that: “We will resolutely defend our national sovereignty, territory and security, and that we will be a bulwark of democracy and freedom, and Taiwan will not back down.”
The presidential office called on all Taiwanese citizens to: “Come together and unite all political parties, alongside our global democratic partners, to jointly deter China’s unilateral and irrational military actions and maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and throughout the region”.
BEIJING EXPLAINS TSAI ING-WEN’S INDEPENDENT WISHES
For its part, a spokesman for mainland China denounced the comments of Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen.
Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, made the comments in response to a media question about comments made by Tsai Ing-wen during her meeting with Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives.
Tsai Ing-wen thanked Nancy Pelosi for “his unwavering support for Taiwan, as evidenced by his visit in 1999, his continued attention to Taiwan’s democratic developments over the past two decades, and his support for Taiwan’s participation on the international stage.”
According to Tsai Ing-wen,“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has raised concerns among the international community about the problems of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. A violent crackdown on a democratic country like Taiwan will have an impact on the entire Indo-Pacific region.”
For Ma Xiaoguang, Tsai Ing-wen has: glossed over Taiwan’s secessionist independence program as the so-called enforcement of democracy, while labeling mainland China’s justified actions to protect national security and integrity as military threats territorial. »
Current tensions in the Taiwan Strait stem from collusion between separatists from‘”Taiwan Independence” and external forcessaid the spokesman.
He added that Taiwanese Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) authorities are actively seeking overseas support and are deeply involved in provocative actions, and that the United States is constantly fueling tensions in an attempt to use Taiwan to contain China. to keep.
“It is undeniable that the DPP authorities and the United States are the ones who want to provoke clashes in the Straits, disrupt peace and stability in the Straits and harm the interests of the people of Taiwan.”said the spokesman.