Taiwan tells China that armed confrontation ‘completely not an possibility’ By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech to honor navy generals in Taipei, Taiwan, June 28, 2022. REUTERS/Ann Wang

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Armed confrontation between Taiwan and China is “completely not an possibility”, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen stated on Monday, as she additionally pledged to spice up the island’s defences and reiterated her willingness to speak to Beijing.

“I wish to clarify to the Beijing authorities that armed confrontation is completely not an possibility for our two sides. Solely by respecting the dedication of the Taiwanese individuals to our sovereignty, democracy, and freedom can there be a basis for resuming constructive interplay throughout the Taiwan Strait,” Tsai stated in her nationwide day speech.

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