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Lai vows to safeguard sovereignty and regional security

2017-10-20
  • Premier William Lai

    Premier William Lai

    Lai vows to safeguard sovereignty and regional security. (CNA photo)

Premier William Lai has vowed to safeguard Taiwan’s sovereignty and regional peace and security. Lai was speaking Friday at the legislature.

 

Lai said Taiwan is an independent sovereignty and that the country’s official name is the Republic of China.

 

The premier addressed the government’s determination to secure cross-strait peace.

 


“Of course, the Cabinet’s long-standing stance has been its determination to safeguard Taiwan’s sovereignty, which remains unchanged. Its determination to maintain the public’s pursuit of a free and democratic life remains unchanged. Third is that its determination to strengthen Taiwan’s economy remains unchanged. Fourth is that its determination to deepen cross-strait peaceful development through exchanges and maintaining differences remains unchanged. Also, the determination to maintain the public’s right to choose their future remains unchanged. We will also safeguard regional peace and security. All these determinations will remain unchanged," said the Premier. 

 

Lai said the Cabinet will follow President Tsai Ing-wen’s guidelines on cross-strait relations, crucially that Taiwan will not bow to pressure from China.