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Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文; born August 31, 1956) is the current President of the Republic of China and a former Vice Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan). She is also the former chairperson of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
- People feel anxious, especially when we have to wonder whether the president, Taiwan's democratically elected president, will be addressed as president. If he (Ma Ying-jeou) cannot even defend his own title, what can he defend for us?
- Taiwan is the Republic of China, the Republic of China is Taiwan.
- Many people think the DPP does not welcome Chinese tourists. This is definitely not true.
- "DPP candidate: Quotas for Chinese tourists won't be cut if elected". Focus Taiwan. September 10, 2015. p. 1. Retrieved on 12 September 2015.
- Politics should be as simple as possible; it should respond directly to the needs of the people, it should help to solve the problems for the people and this is what I want to do for Taiwan.
- I would like to stress that, we would be happy to see normal cross-strait exchanges based on equality and dignity, openness and transparency, and no political talks.
- I also hope that Mainland China does not misinterpret or misjudge the current (cross-strait) situation, or think that Taiwanese will bow to such pressure. In a democratic society, this kind of pressure is felt by all. No administration in Taiwan can make a decision that runs counter to public opinion.
- If (Mainland) China's dream is a dream of democracy, Taiwan will provide all needed assistance in the process of realizing that dream.
- "Liu Xiaobo's dream should be China's dream: Taiwan's Tsai". Focus Taiwan. July 13, 2017. p. 1. Retrieved on 14 July 2017.
- You can have different stances, but it's wrong to hit someone (Culture Minister Cheng Li-chun). What consequence would there be if the same behavior happened in the authoritarian era? The answer is exactly the reason we should cherish the democracy.
- "Culture minister slapped by entertainer at public gathering". Focus Taiwan. 22 January 2019. p. 1. Retrieved on 24 January 2019.
- The institute (Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology)'s researchers laid the foundation for its success by daring to brave the challenges they faced and learning from their failures.
- "Tsai orders faster missile production". Taipei Times. 26 January 2019. p. 1. Retrieved on 26 January 2019.
- In the face of (Mainland) China's suppression, Taiwan's sincerity towards our friends (states with diplomatic relations with ROC) remains unchanged, as does our position regarding maintaining the peaceful and prosperous status quo in the Asia-Pacific region.
- "Taiwan remains committed to international community despite Beijing's pressure: Tsai". Taiwan News. 18 September 2019. p. 1. Retrieved on 20 September 2019.
- I am saddened to see these scenes of violence against unarmed protesters (in Hong Kong) and hope that Taiwan can continue to serve as a beacon of democracy for those who seek freedom.
- "Taiwan president condemns Hong Kong authorities for firing at protesters". Taiwan News. 11 November 2019. p. 1. Retrieved on 12 November 2019.
- I want to stress that the situation in Ukraine (being attacked by Russia) and in the Taiwan Strait are fundamentally different, not only because of the natural barrier of the Taiwan Strait, but also Taiwan's geopolitical and strategic status.
- "Taiwan joins West in Russia sanctions". Taipei Times. 26 February 2022. p. 1. Retrieved on 26 February 2022.
Quotes about Tsai Ing-wen
- If President Tsai (Ing-wen) refuses to accept the '1992 consensus' and refuses to acknowledge its existence, I implore her to provide a specific solution for discourse with (Mainland) China, and not just throw around hipster slogans.
- Chiang Wan-an (2019) cited in Yu, Jincui (8 January 2019), "Chiang Wan-an reaffirms support for Tsai’s ‘musts’ reporter", Taipei Times
- President Tsai Ing-wen is a signal lamp casting out China’s looming shadow, conveying to the world that Taiwan will not acquiesce to the Chinese Communist Party.
- We are so proud of your leadership — a woman president in one of the freest societies in the world. We will not abandon our commitment to Taiwan.
- Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi to Taiwan president: "We will not abandon our commitment" to island, Axios (August 3, 2022)