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President Tsai responds to developments in Ukraine (excerpt: cross-strait relations)

  • Date:2022-02-23

2. Ensure our national security by continuing to strengthen our readiness to respond to military developments in the Taiwan Strait: Our national security agencies and military remain on top of the current security situation in the Taiwan Strait and the Indo-Pacific region at large. However, our national security agencies and military must ramp up their efforts to monitor and provide early warning of military developments in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding areas, and must continue to strengthen readiness in order to swiftly and effectively respond to any potential developments and ensure our national security. 

3. Comprehensively strengthen our response to cognitive warfare and shore up public morale: In terms of geostrategic factors, geography, and the importance of our role in international supply chains, the situations in Taiwan and Ukraine are fundamentally different. But as external forces attempt to manipulate developments in Ukraine, affecting morale among the people of Taiwan, our government agencies must step up their guard against cognitive warfare from external forces as well as their local collaborators, and must strengthen efforts to clarify disinformation in order to ensure Taiwan's domestic social stability.