- March 29, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Daily News
- External pressure will not stop Taiwan engaging with the world, President Tsai Ing-wen said on 29 Mar as she left for the United States, hitting a defiant note after China threatened retaliation if she met U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
- “External pressure will not hinder our determination to go to the world,” she said at Taiwan’s main international airport at Taoyuan, in a veiled reference to China.
- China, which claims democratically-ruled Taiwan as its own territory, has repeatedly warned U.S. officials not to meet Tsai, viewing it as support for the island’s desire to be seen as a separate country.
- “We firmly oppose this and will definitely take measures to resolutely fight back,” Zhu added, without giving details.