Taiwan presidential candidate pledges to protect against China

The candidate likely to represent the ruling party at Taiwan’s next presidential election, Vice President William Lai, pledged on Wednesday to protect the island against China and ensure peace, as he formally registered to run in the campaign, APA reports citing Reuters.

Speaking at party headquarters as he registered to run as the party’s candidate in its election primary, Lai said Taiwan stood on the frontlines of democracy.

“Taiwan is in a key geographic position in the first island chain of the Indo-Pacific, directly facing China’s verbal and military threats, diplomatic suppression through unscrupulous means and the various threats of their double strategy of wanting peace and playing war,” he told reporters.

Source: Azeri-Press News Agency