Taiwan president warns of heavy price to pay for an invasion

By Thomson Reuters Aug 23, 2022 | 4:25 AM

TAIPEI (Reuters) – A heavy price would be paid for invading or trying to invade Taiwan and it would be condemned by the international community, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Tuesday.

“What we have to do is to let the enemy understand that Taiwan has the determination and preparation to defend the country, as well as the ability to defend itself,” Tsai told military officers, in comments released by her office.

“A heavy price will be paid for invading Taiwan or attempting to invade Taiwan, and it will be strongly condemned by the international community.”

(Reporting by Yimou Lee and Ben Blanchard, editing by Ed Osmond)