Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (front row, centre) poses for photos with naval officers in front of a Dutch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung in March, where she unveiled her plan to launch eight home-grown submarines in the next decade. Photo: AFP Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (front row, centre) poses for photos with naval officers in front of a Dutch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung in March, where she unveiled her plan to launch eight home-grown submarines in the next decade. Photo: AFP
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (front row, centre) poses for photos with naval officers in front of a Dutch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung in March, where she unveiled her plan to launch eight home-grown submarines in the next decade. Photo: AFP
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (front row, centre) poses for photos with naval officers in front of a Dutch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung in March, where she unveiled her plan to launch eight home-grown submarines in the next decade. Photo: AFP Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (front row, centre) poses for photos with naval officers in front of a Dutch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung in March, where she unveiled her plan to launch eight home-grown submarines in the next decade. Photo: AFP
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (front row, centre) poses for photos with naval officers in front of a Dutch-made Sea Tiger submarine at the Tsoying Naval Base in Kaohsiung in March, where she unveiled her plan to launch eight home-grown submarines in the next decade. Photo: AFP
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