Taiwan will not bow to pressure from China, will defend its democratic way of life
- Taiwan will not bow to pressure from China and will defend its democratic way of life, President Tsai Ing-wen has said in a defiant speech amid heightened tensions over the island.
- Her speech on Taiwan's National Day came after China's President Xi Jinping vowed to fulfil reunification.
- Taiwan considers itself a sovereign state, while China views it as a breakaway province.
- Beijing has not ruled out the possible use of force to achieve unification.