Concerning China’s recent intensification of military posturing targeted at Taiwan
- With regard to China’s deliberate intensification of various forms of military posturing targeted at Taiwan recently, the Taiwan Government emphasizes that China’s provocative actions have already posed a challenge to the international order and disrupted peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and in the region. In particular, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has announced live-fire military drills between August 4th to August 7th and has warned aircraft and vessels from other countries not to enter designated airspace and waters. These actions have had an even more serious impact on international trade and the international legal order.
- Faced with the current situation, the government of Taiwan will proactively enhance Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities. It will also continue to maintain close communication and coordination with the United States and other like-minded nations to jointly protect the rules-based international order, prevent any military escalation endanger regional developments, and ensure security across the Taiwan Strait as well as peace, stability, and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.
- The G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, reaffirm their shared commitment to maintaining the rules-based international order, peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and beyond on 3rd August 2022.