“I am Taiwanese” seen as statement of honour, pride
October 15, 2022
TAIPEI -- Today, saying "I am Taiwanese" is a statement of honour and an expression of pride, President Tsai Ing-wen has said in her Double Tenth National Day address to the nation.
She directly addressed the differences existing between what she calls "the two sides of the strait", differences, she said, which stemmed from historical factors "as well as from our divergent experiences in democratic development".
"I want to make clear to the Beijing authorities that armed confrontation is absolutely not an option for our two sides," she said.