During a meeting with Australian Representative to Taiwan Gary Cowan on the morning of March 3, President Tsai Ing-wen thanked the Australian government for actively supporting Taiwan's international participation, particularly as we face the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) threat. Australia has spoken up for Taiwan at both the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board and the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), she said.
President Tsai attends 2020 International Mother Language Day: Indigenous Languages Development Conference
On the afternoon of February 22, President Tsai Ing-wen delivered remarks at the 2020 International Mother Language Day: the Indigenous Languages Development Conference.
President Tsai meets Randall Schriver, Chairman of Project 2049 Institute and former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs
On the morning of February 20 President Tsai Ing-wen met with Randall Schriver, Chairman of the Project 2049 Institute and former US Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs.
While meeting with permanent representatives to the United Nations (UN) from Taiwan's diplomatic allies on the morning of February 18, President Tsai Ing-wen thanked our diplomatic allies for speaking up for Taiwan at important events. She emphasized that Taiwan is on the frontline in dealing with the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and should not be excluded from the global epidemic prevention network.
President Tsai attends the 2020 ICF Top7 Global Cities Announcement/Conference and fields questions from the media
On the morning of February 10, President Tsai Ing-wen attended the 2020 Intelligent Community Forum Top7 Global Cities Announcement/Conference in Taoyuan. She stated that over the past three-plus years, we have moved steadily toward our goal of becoming a "digital nation and smart island."
President Tsai Ing-wen met with European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) Chairman Giuseppe Izzo on the morning of February 3. She once again called on relevant agencies of the UN to acknowledge the right to health of the Taiwanese people.
President Tsai issues remarks regarding the coronavirus outbreak and responds to questions from the media
On the afternoon of January 30, President Tsai Ing-wen, accompanied by Vice President Chen Chien-jen, issued remarks in the Entrance Hall of the Presidential Office Building regarding possible impacts that the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China might have on Taiwan's economy, as well as the response measures the government has drafted.
President Tsai Ing-wen was interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on January 14, and she responded to questions regarding issues such as our presidential election, cross-strait relations, Taiwan-US relations, national defense, and diplomacy.
During a meeting with Keiji Furuya, Chairman of Japan-ROC Diet Members’ Consultative Council, on the morning of January 17, President Tsai Ing-wen stated that over the past three-plus years, Taiwan-Japan relations have grown increasingly close. She also said that we hope to continue working via the platform of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework to strengthen the comprehensive cooperative partnership between Taiwan, the United States, and Japan.
President Tsai Ing-wen said Jan. 15 that the government is working to raise awareness of the Anti-Infiltration Act, and the legislation will not affect normal cross-strait exchanges.