"We will continue to reduce the risks so that we will purchase arms from the United States, but we will never ask the Americans to fight for Taiwan," Ma told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview that aired Friday. "This is something that is very, very clear."
"If the U.S. reduces arms sales to Taiwan below the current level, it will reduce confidence in this part of the world. Taiwan needs the arms to defend this country and its democracy," he said.
Ma Ying-jeou im CNN Interview
CNN: Interview mit dem taiwanesischen Präsidenten Ma Ying-jeou