10/28, 8:38 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Taiwan must be ready to defend itself - minister

Taiwan cannot rely solely on foreign help when it comes to its ability to defend itself, the island's defence minister, Chiu Kuo-cheng (pictured) said to the reporters on Thursday.

"If friends or other groups can help us, [...] we're happy to have it, but we cannot completely depend on it," the minister underlined.

His comments came after Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen told CNN she is sure the United States would back and defend Taipei in the case of an open attack by China.

Breaking the News / BU