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Military to seek peace through strength

COMMEMORATION:Defense minister Yen said the national defense strategy emphasizes protecting forces, winning battles in near-sea areas and annihilating units on beachheads

By Aaron Tu and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer and CNA

Tsai said that since taking office in 2016, she has implemented military reforms to secure the continued existence of the Republic of China and protect the welfare of the public.

“So it is our consensus to fully support the military, and we should serve as their backup,” she said.

Tsai said that the government would do its utmost to maintain amicable relations with China, but would not give in to pressure or take national security for granted.

“As we look back, we must remember that unity is the cornerstone of peace across the Strait,” she said. “What we should be passing on to younger generations is the spirit of the response to the 823 Artillery Bombardment.”

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