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President Lai vows to safeguard Taiwan

Posted on AllSides May 23rd, 2024
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Ann Wang, Reuters

President William Lai (賴清德) yesterday vowed to defend Taiwan’s freedom while preserving peace in the region, as Beijing began two days of drills around Taiwan as “punishment” for “separatist acts.”

As of 2pm, China had dispatched 15 combat ships, 16 coast guard ships, and 42 fighter jets and early warning aircraft during the first day of its “Joint Sword-2024A” exercises around Taiwan, the Ministry of National Defense told a news conference.

The exercises were launched by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command soon after it made an announcement...

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