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,

    We will make every effort to unify all ethnic groups, to strengthen belief in Taiwan and to persist in reform.

    With sincerity, I swear to the people of this country that I will follow the constitution to increase the people's welfare and safeguard the country,

    Today, I would like to take advantage of the establishment of the DPU to take another step and propose the formation of a 'new balance of power in the Pacific Ocean' on the foundations of this 'new balance of power in the Taiwan Strait,

    We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective, to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people.

    The situation in the Taiwan Strait seems calm at the moment, but Communist China has never publicly renounced the use of force against Taiwan,

    We will strive to make Taiwan a better place and enable our people to live better lives.

    Everyone knows the KMT relies on black money. We all know that their finances come from abnormal channels, from state to party coffers and transfers of interest,

    This marked a great stride forward in exchanges between Taiwan and Alaska in the areas of energy, mining, fisheries, agriculture, forestry and tourism,

    Only by so doing can we ensure the attainment of a new order in the Pacific, that of lasting peace in this region,

    Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill, and with great wisdom and broad views, the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace, stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.

    A defensive referendum is for avoiding war and to help keep the Taiwanese people free of fear,


    On behalf of the 23 million people of Taiwan I want to emphasize again that we do not intend to change the status quo, and I think our stance and direction is in accordance with the Bush administration.

    We have no intention to change the status quo, but nor do we allow the status quo being forced to change. We want to maintain a status quo of peace and stability instead of one of missile deployment and military threat.

    The road to democracy may be winding and is like a river taking many curves, but eventually the river will reach the ocean.

    The people of Taiwan have once again written a new page in our history and taken a great step forward in democracy.

    Also in the new constitution, we want to lower the voting age from 20 years to 18 years and also gradually implement a voluntary military service in replacement of the current compulsory military service.

    retract his statement of 'one country on each side'.


    Companies, both local companies and multinational companies, have voted, because of market realities, economic realities, to move operations to China, ... And they require the normalized travel and trade.


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