Taiwanese president says China's threat is increasing and confirms the US has training troops on the island

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Taiwanese president says China's threat is increasing and confirms the US has training troops on the island
© Provided by Business Insider In this Oct. 10, 2021, file photo, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan. AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File

  • Taiwan’s president told CNN that the threat from China is increasing.
  • She also confirmed the US has a military presence on the island.
  • Tensions between Taiwan and China have been steadily increasing.

Taiwan’s president told CNN that China’s threat is increasing and confirmed the US has a military presence on the island.

“[They’re] more ambitious, more expansionist. And therefore things that were acceptable to them, may not be acceptable to them now,” President Tsai Ing-wen told CNN on Tuesday.

Her confirmation of an American military presence for training purposes marked the first time in decades that a Taiwanese president has acknowledged such a thing.

“Here is this island of 23 million people trying hard every day to protect ourselves and protect our democracy and making sure that our people have the kind of freedom they deserve,” she told CNN.

She added: “If we fail, then that means people that believe in these values would doubt whether these are values that they [should] be fighting for.”

Tensions between Taiwan and China have been steadily increasing.

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