President Tsai Ing-wen praises Taiwan military for non-stop duty

President Tsai Ing-wen thanks Taiwan military for their hard work during an event on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Courtesy of the President's Office/總統府提供 )

TAIPEI (The China Post/ANN) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday thanked the Taiwan military for sticking to their posts and guarding the sea and airspace 24 hours a day so that everybody can enjoy the New Year holiday.

Speaking at that the “R.O.C. Army Special Forces Command for Northern Troops” (陸軍特戰指揮部北部部隊) and “Songshan Radar Station in Yangming Mountain” (陽明山嵩山雷達站), she also urged the national army to continue to show solid training and perform their duties perfectly.

When cold snaps hit Taiwan earlier this year, it was cold and snowy in Yangming Mountain, Tsai recalled in her speech at the Songshan Radar Station, adding that she was very concerned about the many soldiers on duty back then.

Despite the bad weather, we could enjoy the new year’s celebrations because the servicemen stick to their posts to guard the sea and airspace 24 hours a day.

It is the happiest and most reassuring thing for a commander in chief to see the soldiers stick to their posts, perform their duties, and show solid training, she continued.

The president further pointed out that as of last year, Taiwanese radar stations have monitored nearly 2,000 planes and more than 400 ships, allowing the national army to quickly check, drive away and fully guard the sea and airspace.

Seeing such good results, she stressed that Taiwanese people should have tremendous confidence in the national army.