The highly voted president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, said at an international press conference on January 11 that the results of this election show that when Taiwan’s sovereignty and democracy are threatened, the people of Taiwan will shout out their persistence even louder.
She said: “I hope the Beijing authorities can understand that a democratic Taiwan and a democratically elected government will not succumb to threats and intimidation. The mutual respect and benign interaction between the two sides of the strait is in line with the interests and expectations of each other’s people. The result of this election is the clearest. answer.”
Tsai Ing-wen also said that after taking office, she still maintained a non-provocative and non-aggressive attitude in the face of China’s cultural attacks and military threats, so that no serious conflicts occurred between the two sides of the strait. However, China has stepped forward and put forward the “One Country, Two Systems Taiwan Program” to try to change the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan has no choice but to continue to strengthen its democratic defense mechanism and establish a national defense force to protect the Taiwan Strait.
Tsai Ing-wen also emphasized that her commitment to the peace and stability of cross-strait relations will not change, but both sides of the strait are also responsible for ensuring peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.
Tsai Ing-wen also once again called on the authorities on the other side of the strait to use the eight words “peace, reciprocity, democracy, and dialogue.” She said that this is the key to important positive interactions and long-term stable development between the two sides of the strait. The only way.
On the other hand, the opposition Kuomintang presidential candidate Hanguo Yu gave a brief speech about his defeat. He said that he had already sent a call to President Tsai Ing-wen to congratulate him on being authorized to continue to lead Taiwan forward. He obeyed the results of the election. This is what democracy should have. With a broad mind, I also look forward to a united Taiwan in the future.