Voice of Maharashtra

China-Taiwan tensions: We will not bow to Beijing pressure, says leader

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 remarks on Taiwan's National Day came after China's President Xi Jinping vowed to "fulfil reunification".
China denounced Ms Tsai's speech, saying it "incited confrontation".
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.
China has sent a record number of military jets into Taiwan's air defense zone in recent days. Three Chinese planes, including two fighter jets, crossed into the zone on Sunday, Taiwan's defense ministry said.