Faced with the current situation, the government of Taiwan will proactively enhance Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities.
It will also continue to maintain close communication and coordination with the United States and other like- minded nations to jointly protect the rules-based international order, prevent an escalation in regional developments, and ensure security across the Taiwan Strait as well as peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.
Concerning China’s recent intensification of military posturing targeted at Taiwan, MOFA solemnly responds as follows:
Date:2022-08-03 Data Source:Department of North American Affairs
August 3, 2022
With regard to China’s deliberate intensification of various forms of military posturing targeted at Taiwan recently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) emphasizes that China’s provocative actions have already posed a challenge to the international order and disrupted peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and in the region.
In particular, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has announced imminent live-fire military drills and has warned aircraft and vessels from other countries not to enter designated airspace and waters. These actions have had an even more serious impact on international trade and the international legal order.
MOFA solemnly reiterates that the Republic of China (Taiwan) is an independent, sovereign country.
The fact that neither the Republic of China (Taiwan) nor the People’s Republic of China is subordinate to the other is both an internationally recognized fact and the long-term status quo across the Taiwan Strait.
The government of Taiwan will even more staunchly safeguard Taiwan’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
MOFA strongly condemns China for launching multiple missiles into waters around Taiwan
Date:2022-08-04 Data Source:Department of North American Affairs
August 4, 2022 no. 189
On August 4, China launched multiple ballistic missiles into waters to the northeast and southwest of Taiwan, threatening Taiwan’s national security, escalating regional tensions, and affecting regular international traffic and trade. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) strongly condemns the Chinese government for following the example of North Korea in willfully test-firing missiles into waters near other countries, and demands that China exercise self-restraint.
MOFA urges the international community to condemn China’s military coercion towards Taiwan. The Ministry also calls on countries around the globe to continue to speak up in support of democratic Taiwan in order to jointly safeguard the values of freedom and democracy, to maintain the rules- based international order, and to ensure a free and open Indo-Pacific. (E)