Oct 09, 2016 Uncategorized Comments Off on President Tsai to deliver her first national day speech
President Tsai Ing-wen (???) is expected to reaffirm the government's stand to honor the historical facts of the meeting between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits in 1992, when she delivers her first national day speech Monday, according to the Presidential Office.
The president in the speech, with the theme "To move forward steadily and to make the country great because of reforms" will also call on China to value the positive results of the cross-strait exchanges over the past 20 years, Presidential spokesman Alex Huang ( ???) said late Sunday.
Tsai will reiterate that "Taiwan' good will and commitment to cross-strait relations will remain unchanged and her administration will not succumb to pressure from Beijing but will also not revert to the old path of confrontation, either," Huang said.
Tsai will urge Beijing to hold dialogue with Taiwan and again give her pledge that "We are committed to building consistent, sustainable and predictable cross-strait relations, to maintain peace across the Taiwan Strait and to maintain the status quo of Taiwan's democracy."
The speech will include three major parts: the major policies and the blueprint for national development; Taiwan's efforts to participate in international activities and the results; and a reiteration of Taiwan's good will towards cross-strait ties.
Tsai will also stress that her administration has begun to reform Taiwan's economic structure and will amend laws and regulations to improve the country's investment environment.
Tsai will elaborate that her administration is also supporting the development of the "five plus two" sectors, which consists of five innovative industries -- smart machinery, the Internet of Things, biotechnology, national defense and green energy technology -- and the promotion of the circular economy and a new agricultural paradigm, to create better jobs and incomes.
She will stress that her administration is also strengthening the social safety net by improving social housing, child care and long-term care and reforming the pension system as well as judicial system, Huang said.
In the international arena, Tsai will pledge Taiwan's redoubled efforts to expand its international space, and redefine Taiwan's role in the Asia-Pacific region, including the "new southbound policy."
The president will express Taiwan good will to cooperate with China on a mutually-beneficial basis while pushing ahead with its southbound policy, according to Huang.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel