The Legislative Yuan held a meeting, and Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng attended the meeting.
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[Reporter Wu Shuwei/Taipei Report] US President Biden said for the fourth time a few days ago that he would send troops to defend Taiwan when it was attacked. In this regard, Defense Minister Qiu Guozheng said today that he is "optimistic", but the defense does not rely on any country. The Ministry of National Defense has repeatedly stated that its own country will save itself, and only those who need self-help will help. It does not regard the US military as an expectation. "It is possible to achieve it, but I don't know it very well." to follow.
The new session of the Legislative Yuan opened today. Executive President Su Zhenchang led the head of the Legislative Yuan to the Legislative Yuan's policy address and prepared for inquiries. Qiu Guozheng was interviewed by the media before entering the meeting room. When asked about Biden's willingness to send troops to defend Taiwan, he made the above response.
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Regarding the issue of arms purchases, Qiu Guozheng said that the military purchases of the national army or any weapon purchases must be based on operational needs, and each military service should put forward why this equipment is needed, and it must be reviewed, and there is no expert advice from rumors, "I feel quite surprised. It's strange, there is no such situation", but the needs of the various military services were put forward and followed the procedure. "So far I have not received any telling me: 'What do you want to buy', no!".
Qiu Guozheng emphasized that, in particular, I would like to explain to everyone that no one can lead the arms purchase, except for the units that need it, but they must also follow the procedures.
As for the new bill proposed by U.S. congressmen to speed up the transfer of arms to Taiwan, Qiu Guozheng said that as long as anything is beneficial to the defense operations of Taiwan and Penghu, whether it is personnel training, acquisition of weapons and equipment, or any country, the Ministry of Defense is optimistic about its success. , but he knows that there is still a procedure for the passage of this bill, and he cannot say that he is optimistic. He has repeatedly expressed that any weapon and equipment is beneficial to our country's defense operations in Taiwan and Penghu, and the Ministry of National Defense is optimistic that it will be successful. obey.