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10/28, 9:58 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Taiwan confirms US trains its troops on the island

The American military is conducting training of Taiwanese soldiers on the island, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen revealed in an interview with CNN aired on Thursday.

"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. If we fail, then that means people that believe in these values would doubt whether these are values that they (should) be fighting for," she said.

Taiwan Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told reporters today the island cannot rely solely on foreign help when it comes to its ability to defend itself, but stand ready to act on its own.

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