Taiwan won’t yield to Chinese pressure, Tsai says, as tensions flare

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In a National Day address on Sunday, President Tsai Ing-wen stressed Taiwan’s commitment to resist annexation or encroachment upon its sovereignty, warning of China’s growing threat. China and Taiwan “should not be subordinate to each other,” Tsai said in a ceremony down-sized due to anti-coronavirus measures. “We hope for an easing of cross-strait relations and will not act rashly, but there should be absolutely no illusions that the Taiwanese people will bow to pressure,” Tsai said. Tsai’s comments came one day after Chinese leader Xi Jinping reiterated his goal of unifying Taiwan at a cerem…

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