Taipei, August 9
*China’s sea and military exercises continue, especially around the median line, which should be of international concern, says Taiwan's foreign minister.
*Says the median line of the Taiwan Strait has been there for decades, safeguarding peace and stability, but China is trying to wreck that.
*Says we maintain very close communication with like-minded countries at this time.
*Says we are trying very hard to prevent China from doing more to disrupt international trade and transportation.
*Says international trade and transportation should not be subject to this type of hindrance; we condemn China’s irresponsible behaviour.
*Says China wasn’t able to prepare all these drones, cyber attacks and misinformation campaigns in such a short period of time.
*Says China looks for excuses for military exercises, this time it was Pelosi’s visit.
*Says to the Taiwan people, the most important thing is the international community understands us and supports us.
*Says the best way to deal with a regime that is trying to intimidate us is to show that we are not intimidated.
*Says when we see the missiles, it is concerning.
*Says in this crisis, our diplomats abroad have been working hard to garner support and to make Taiwan’s voice heard.
*Says in facing China's military exercises, Taiwan's people have displayed resilience in remaining calm.
*Says Taiwan has right to participate in the international community; China has no right to interfere with this.
*Says although China is targeting Taiwan now, its activities around the world show that its ambitions go beyond Taiwan.
*Says Taiwan has the right to maintain relationships with other countries.
*Taiwan's foreign minister says China has hindered one of the busiest shipping routes in the world.
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