Tsai Ingwen Quotes

  • I will rebuild the people's trust in government and create a stable foundation for Taiwan's future development.
  • If I'm elected president, I'll make people's voice the foundation of policymaking.
  • We treat China as a normal trading and economic partner.
  • Politically, of course, the U.S., despite the flaws in its systems, is still a democracy - we like to associate with democracies. And strategically, the U.S. is a counter-balance to China, a rising China that is not yet a democracy.
  • We will work toward maintaining the status quo for peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait in order to bring the greatest benefits and well-being to the Taiwanese people.
  • A more consistent and sustainable relationship with China will be a core goal of my administration. That requires open channels of communication, both with China's leadership and the Taiwanese people.
  • The youth of Taiwan not only have to face the harsh reality of low wages and high commodity and housing prices, but due to the lack of employment opportunities, many young people are forced to leave their home towns to search for jobs in the cities.
  • I have promised on many occasions that I will build a consistent, predictable and sustainable cross-strait relationship.
  • The greatness of this country lies in how every single person can exercise their right to be himself or herself.
  • To me, providing a new economic way forward is of utmost urgency and will be of foremost importance for the new DPP administration if I am elected.
  • For many Taiwanese, almost all Taiwanese, we'd like to we say we are a country, and we have a sovereignty of our own.
  • I will, based on the existing ROC constitutional system, based on democratic principles, on the basis of the largest public opinion, promote cross-strait policy.
  • I will make the greatest efforts to seek a way for Taiwan and mainland China to interact that is mutually acceptable to both sides. I will not be provocative; there will not be any surprises.
  • I would have a democratic process for people to get together and talk about the way they want the government to conduct business with China.
  • In the face of love, everyone is equal. Let everyone have the freedom to love and to pursue their happiness. I am Tsai Ing-wen, and I support marriage equality.
  • People have this vision of me as a conservative person, but I'm actually quite adventurous.
  • We are not facing China alone; we are facing China together with a lot of other people in the region.
  • I was not considered a kid that would be successful in my career.
  • We will do everything in our power to make sure cross-strait stability becomes the driving force for peace in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Our democratic system, national identity, and international space must be respected. Any forms of suppression will harm the stability of cross-strait relations.
  • Mrs. Thatcher was a powerful figure at the time I was a student in London. And I admire her versatility and strength.
  • Democracy is not just an election, it is our daily life.
  • There are some voters who are rather traditional and have some reservations about electing a woman leader. But the younger generation are excited to have a woman leader for the country. They think it is somewhat trendy.