Tsai Ing-wen pointed out threats to China surge Recruit US to help train soldiers in Taiwan
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen admitted for the first time in an exclusive interview with CNN that There are US forces on Taiwanese soil. This is part of a broader partnership to enhance Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities. However, she did not specify the exact number of U.S. troops in Taiwan, but said it wasn’t as many as people thought.
Coming out to the interview made Ms Tsai the first Taiwanese president in decades to come out to admit that. There are U.S. troops on Taiwan territory under a mission to train Taiwanese soldiers. After the US military who was officially stationed in Taiwan left in 1979, the year the United States changed its diplomatic recognition policy from Taiwan to the Chinese mainland government.
Earlier in 2020, the US military released video footage showing US special forces training soldiers in Taiwan. But the post was later deleted. While in November of the same year Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense announced that US forces have trained soldiers on the island of Taiwan. But later denied the news to local media as well.
Ms. Tsai said Threats from China are increasing day by day. He stressed that Taiwan is a beacon of democracy that needs to be protected in order to maintain its faith in the values of democracy worldwide.
“23 million people in Taiwan have been working hard every day. day in order to defend ourselves and protect our democracy. as well as ensuring that our people have the freedoms they deserve. If we fail, that means people who believe in this value will be in the midst of doubt. whether this is a value that they should fight for or not,” said Ms. Tsai.
Relations between the Chinese mainland government and Taiwan are currently at their lowest level in decades. In early October, the Chinese military frequently sent fighter jets into Taiwan’s airspace. which China reasoned that it was flying in China’s airspace itself. Taiwan has become a major clash between China and the United States. The latter came out strongly in support of Taiwan in order to curb China’s expanding influence in the region. as well as the South China Sea issue.