President Tsai Ing-wen says commissioning the ships sends “a clear message to the world”. Photo: Reuters

‘We won’t retreat an inch’: Taiwan enlists US-made submarine hunters to repel Beijing threats

  • The two guided missile frigates offer superior anti-submarine performance than the island’s existing Chengkung-class frigates
  • President Tsai Ing-wen ‘determined to safeguard the Republic of China in Taiwan as well as our free and democratic living style’
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President Tsai Ing-wen says commissioning the ships sends “a clear message to the world”. Photo: Reuters
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.