Taiwan says will be calm when dealing with China, 2017 will test national security

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 30, 2016 9:59 PM

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Saturday that Taiwan will be "calm" when facing issues to do with China, but uncertainties next year will test the self-ruled island and its national security team.

Tsai was speaking at an end of year news conference in Taipei. China is deeply suspicious of Tsai, who it thinks wants to push for the formal independence of Taiwan, a self-governing island that Beijing regards as a renegade province.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump angered China this month when he spoke to Tsai in a break with decades of precedent and cast doubt on his incoming administration's commitment to Beijing's "one China" policy.

(Reporting by J.R. Wu; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Michael Perry)