By Lee I-chia / Staff reporterPresident Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) diplomatic tactics have all been correct, but the results have been unfavorable, leading to Chinese aircraft and naval vessels carrying out military operations around Taiwan, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said yesterday. He on Tuesday said that Taiwan has not been provoking China, but rather it is only Tsai who has, in response to the president’s remark that “Taiwan has never been the provocateur.”“Internationally, no one has called me a troublemaker or provocateur,” Tsai said in a radio interview. Ko yesterday said that his former job as a surgeon has led him to favor consequentialism, so everyone can tell that relations across the Taiwan Strait have become more tense than before. People should not have to doubt the importance of protecting the nation’s sovereignty, he said. “We have to clearly see the international situation and strive to maximize our opportunities,” he added.
Source: Taipei Times May 15, 2019 15:56 UTC