Chen Shui-bian Quotes (90 Quotes)


    Because we can't communicate, there's a lot of misunderstanding,

    When Bush made the above said comments, he also at the same time told the premier that he opposes any use of force against Taiwan,

    We first have dinner together and then we go back home to change clothes. So when we go out for fun on the weekend, it's usually already after 11pm or 12am. If all the discos and karaoke bars must be closed after 2am, it's like a party is suddenly ended before it officially warms up.

    The United States is a sovereign, independent nation. Before it does something, it doesn't have to ask communist China for permission. It just has to ask the public and Congress for approval,



    However, I must say that I am very happy to see that we have such a positive result for our first referendum in our history and that gives me more confidence in Taiwan's democracy.

    I believe that this is not only the view of the people on both sides of the Strait. It is also the common expectation of the US, Japan and the international community.


    The Republic of China is Taiwan, and any attempt to alter the status quo must obtain approval from its 23 million people,

    The DPP will never shrink from, or compromise on, its positions to maintain national dignity and safeguard the people's interests, ... We're a sovereign, independent nation called the Republic of China. We are not a part of someone else. We're not a local government.

    Because it is the first time, some of our people have not fully understood the democratic value and implementation of this referendum.

    Jiang Zemin has no idea what is in the minds of Taiwanese.

    The results of the two referenda demonstrate the majority view of the Taiwanese people.

    If they manage to persuade others and others accept this, then I will resign and I will not take the oath of office.

    My duty is to seek lasting peace in the Taiwan Strait ,

    The majority of Taiwan people cannot accept Taiwan becoming a second Hong Kong, nor can we accept Taiwan becoming a local government of the People's Republic of China or a Special Administrative Region of China.

    God bless Taiwan Let us join in unity to protect this land and the common future of the 23 million Taiwanese people

    Even if you don't recognize me as president, the government still exists. ... Enough is enough, ... It's time to go home.

    Although the international community is not unfamiliar with the name of Taiwan, the fact that the president of the Republic of China was able to travel abroad underscored our status as a sovereign state.

    They sought to get involved in Taiwan's domestic affairs ... to direct the chess game.

    Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest.

    To communist China, insisting on our country's sovereignty and dignity and seeking recognition from the international community are moves advocating separatism and independence,

    Nevertheless, the people are the masters of our country, and this fact will never change whether or not you voted in today's referendum.

    At the same time, we want to again appeal to the mainland to understand how firm the Taiwanese people's will is in wanting democracy and peace.

    The Republic of China is a sovereign state, a constructive member of the international community and a lively democratic society, ... Taiwan's admission to the U.N. will be conducive to peace, prosperity and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

    Secondly I would like to make continuous efforts of stabilising cross Strait relations, eventually reaching peace across the Taiwan strait and stability and security in the Asia Pacific region.

    The election result is not a victory that belongs to me or my party.

    If the 23 million people of Taiwan agree, then the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China can develop any kind of relationship.

    There are people urging that the 'National Unification Council' and its guidelines be abolished. I think now is the appropriate time we must seriously consider it, take a good look at it.

    If the military threat continues, the distance between the two sides will grow larger,


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