Legislator Liu Shifang questioned in the Legislative Yuan today whether Tsai Ing-wen and Ma Ying-jeou's visits to different major countries are similar to the CCP's military exercises against Taiwan after the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan last year.
[Reporter Wu Shuwei/Taipei Report] President Tsai Ing-wen will visit allies in Central America from 29th to April 7th, and will stop by New York and Los Angeles in the United States. "In the name of leading a delegation to visit China.
DPP legislator Liu Shifang is concerned in the Legislative Yuan today whether the visit of Cai and Ma will trigger the CCP’s military drills against Taiwan after Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last August.
Vice Minister of National Defense Bai Honghui said that the Ministry of National Defense will use the worst-case scenario to look at this matter and will have the best preparations.
The Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Legislative Yuan invited Cai Mingyan, director of the National Security Bureau, and relevant ministries and committees to report on "Recent Analysis and Response to the Impact of the Indo-Pacific Regional Situation on my country" and prepare questions.
Liu Shifang pointed out that the written report of the National Security Bureau mentioned that "an event in the Taiwan Strait is equal to an event in the Indo-Pacific". When Ma Ying-jeou went to China and Tsai Ing-wen went to the United States, did it mean that there was an event in the Taiwan Strait in terms of diplomatic strategy?
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Cai Mingyan said that it depends on the definition of what is happening in the Taiwan Strait. It can be emphasized that the international community pays a lot of attention to the situation in the Taiwan Strait. "The situation in the Taiwan Strait is almost international."
Liu Shifang was concerned about whether the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet passed through the Taiwan Strait during the Chinese Communist Party’s military exercises after Pelosi, then Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Taiwan in August last year; Bai Honghui did not respond directly, but said that the situation at that time was global They are all transparent, and they know very well that "US ships are around."
Liu Shifang asked again, if Tsai Ing-wen and Ma Ying-jeou went to different major countries this time, would it cause the previous situation to happen?
Bai Honghui said that the Ministry of National Defense has a good grasp of such a situation, and secondly, it must analyze the international situation. At present, the US military and the Chinese Communist Party have announced exercise areas around the Taiwan Strait. In terms of the regional situation, the Ministry of National Defense will use the worst. Looking at this matter according to the situation, there will be the best preparations.
As for the military exercises at the end of March and April, Bai Honghui said that the United States and the Philippines will conduct military exercises, and China also announced the exercise area yesterday, which is the South China Sea area. This is the second time the China Maritime Safety Administration has announced. There is a sense of rivalry with the United States in the South China Sea. The Ministry of National Defense will also grasp the situation. I also hope that the Taiwan Strait will be stable and safe during the whole process, and the Ministry of National Defense will keep abreast of it at any time.