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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.

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.