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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DPP pledges to develop Taiwan's own defense capabilities: party think tank

ROCAF F-16 Fighting FalconTaiwan will focus on developing its own defense capabilities if the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) returns to power, according to a blue paper on national defense published by a DPP think tank Tuesday.

DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who will represent the party in the 2016 presidential election, said in the preface of the 12th blue paper that boosting Taiwan's national defense industry will be at the center of national defense if the DPP returns to power.

The DPP usually publishes a blue paper on national defense every six months, but its New Frontier Foundation (新境界文教基金會) published four papers (9th to 12th) on Tuesday ahead of the presidential election in January 2016, which the DPP is favored to win.

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