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NEW Apr 27 2017
“The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you! I fully understand the One-China policy, But I don't know why we have to be bound by a One-China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade.” said Donald J. Trump speaking about Taiwan. It’s one of the 329 quotes about Taiwan you can find on this page. 196 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Tsai Ing-wen and Geng Shuang. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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D. K. Tsai - Powertech Technology

Powertech has been hoping to build a full turn-key solution in Japan. Although the Japanese semiconductor industry has declined, they still have a leading edge in vehicle electronics, IOT and other areas.feedback

Mark Newman - Sanford Bernstein

The jobs would move to China from Japan, and furthermore China would go after market share at the expense of crushing industry economics, so the U.S., Taiwan, Korea, Japan all get hurt substantially by this arrangement.feedback

Lin Fei-fan

From Taiwan's point of view, we don't want Taiwan to become a bargaining chip at their negotiating table.feedback

Teresa Lee

I wouldn't be surprised if other countries [in Asia] followed suit. It is a step in the right direction. We are optimistic that this [law change in mainland China] will eventually happen.feedback

Harry Kazianis

For both sides, they are going to want a successful summit and that is what we're going to see. One of the reasons why this summit is so important and it needs to go on very well is that both sides have so many pressure points between them whether it's about the South China Sea, Taiwan, East China Sea, North Korea and now trade. This is a relationship that both sides want to get right and it's important to really see what compromises and strategies both sides are going to employ.feedback

Claudia Mo

I don't blame Reporters Without Borders for jilting Hong Kong.feedback

Christophe DeLoire - Reporters Without Borders

Hong Kong was the place where we originally wanted to open an office in Asia.feedback

Hsu Kuo-yung

Because of difficulties owing to Taiwan's diplomatic plight, strengthening ties with international NGOs that espouse universal values, such as RSF, will be a boost to Taiwan's international participation.feedback

Bill Stanton

One of the worst case scenarios for Taiwan is a statement where, either by error or lack of preparation, Trump says something–or Xi says something that Trump doesn't contradict–that implies that they have reached a deal. What makes it so difficult is that there are so many different things going on, so many contradictions, so much incoherence: Trump contradicts himself, his secretaries contradict him, then they contradict each other. Who is preparing Trump and how prepare-able is he? Unless he has a script and he sticks to it, there's no way to know what he will say.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you! I fully understand the One-China policy, But I don't know why we have to be bound by a One-China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade.feedback

Lo Chih-cheng

If he is serious about U.S. military influence in the region, then Taiwan is something you can't give up. The concern now is that if everything is on the table, then Taiwan may be on the table.feedback

Walter Lohman

The meeting will help stabilize things, but it's important to manage Chinese expectations. These are some of our core interests – Taiwan and Freedom of the Seas. They happen to be contrary to China's but they are not changing. Xi should hear that loud and clear. We need results.feedback

Wu Qian

Separatist Taiwan independence forces and their activities are the greatest threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. It is futile to 'use weapons to refuse unification', and is doomed to have no way out.feedback

Ma Xiaoguang - Taiwan Affairs Office

According to what is understood, Taiwan resident Lee Ming-che is suspected of engaging in activities endangering national security and is being investigated by the relevant authority. At present, his health is good. The mainland has rule of law. On this point, Taiwan compatriots can rest at ease.feedback

Linas Kuprusevicius

Rimasauskas did buy the Latvian company, because he was going to develop a business.feedback

Carol Hu

Quanta did not suffer from any financial harm from this incident.feedback

Hua Chunying

China firmly opposes US arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut. We hope the US side fully recognizes the high sensitivity and serious harmfulness of its sales to Taiwan.feedback

Michael Kramer - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

We won't make a decision until next year. We would sacrifice some benefits if we move to the States. But we have flexibility in Taiwan. If an earthquake happened for instance (in Taiwan), we could send thousands of people here as support, whereas it's harder in the States.feedback

Hu Wen-chi

The Kuomintang believes in former President Ma's innocence and personal integrity.feedback

Laurence Li

The biggest uncertainty is how to get consensus among the various stakeholders.feedback

Lin Cheng-rong

We are primarily a resource for absorbing solar energy. It is the companies with technical capabilities who invest and set up the solar panels and who sell the solar energy to Taipower.feedback

Thomas Hsu

Renewable energy can reduce and replace a lot of traditional power generation - coal or nuclear power – only during peak electricity consumption periods.feedback

Sky Li - Oppo

Recently we have expanded into a number of carrier led markets, such as Taiwan, Singapore, Australia and most recently, New Zealand. The response to date has been extremely encouraging. In Singapore we're now number 3 in the market. Likewise in Australia we have signed agreements with major carriers including Vodafone, Virgin and Optus and are experiencing triple digit growth.feedback

Hsu Yung-ming

The content of the requests that [Chinese universities] made was very consistent.feedback

Florrie Tseng

The whole show was designed to be an unforgettable experience. We wanted everyone who was flying across the world from Zimbabwe, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, London, China and Hong Kong, to feel it was worth it.feedback

Julianne Chu - Uni-President China Holdings

Foreign investors will continue to buy Taiwan stocks, which have been their favorite market in Asia since Trump took office.feedback

Lin Chao-ting

Insurance firms tend to invest in the long term, for 15-20 years. Short term volatility is unavoidable. Our team has adjusted accordingly.feedback

Julianne Chu - Uni-President China Holdings

Foreign investors will continue to buy Taiwan stocks, which have been their favourite market in Asia since Trump took office. The focus of their buying will be iPhone 8 component makers.feedback

Ben Schachter

Investors need not rely on Apple for all the innovation to drive the model forward. If someone creates a game in their parents' garage in Taipei or if GE revolutionizes health care with an app, Apple can benefit.feedback

Wang Cheng-hung - Cathay Financial Holding company

Export orders should grow each quarter thanks to the launch of the new iPhone this year.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It is a Chinese-centric Asia nowadays. The exports of Taiwan, South Korea, to China are much more important than to the U.S. All the Asian countries for them, exports to China are the key, tourists from China are the key.feedback

Rick Chan

I don't think it will mean that we get fewer US corporates issuing into the Formosa market since the economics for them to issue dollars from an economic standpoint is still the most attractive. There is a potential that it may be different names. We have seen a decrease in Formosa bond issuance from US financials with the slack being made up from Middle East issuers and other corporates. Pfizer, Apple and Vodafone are all working on potential deals this week, for example. The binding constraint will be more from the demand side.feedback

Huang Tze-chung

We are very concerned with H5N6, not of the bird-to-human transmission, but that it will become like South Korea where they had to cull around 33 million birds within three months resulting in significant damage to their industry.feedback

Tom Rafferty

Mr Trump is erratic and will not appreciate the suggestion that he has been weak.feedback

Jia Qingguo

China was pragmatic and patient. It made every effort to smooth out the relationship, and it paid off.feedback

Dean Cheng

What he's shown the Chinese is he's willing to touch the 'third rail' of U.S.-China relations. Beijing can't predict what he'll do next – and he's only been in office three weeks. What is he going to do on trade and other economic issues?feedback

Zhao Kejin

For China, any card can be played except the card of Taiwan. I don't see Trump's expression on the issue as unusual since violating the 'one China' policy would harm U.S. interests.feedback

Damian Kassabgi - Uber Technologies

We will pause our operations until the president and her government find a solution.feedback

Chen Ying

During my education, I didn't pay much attention to these kinds of classes. But the reason I am here is that I suddenly had a yearning, and I felt I should learn about my own culture.feedback

Fu Qianshao

The best solution to this problem I can figure out is to send a super-manoeuvrable fighter jet with very long-range missiles to destroy those high-value targets, which are the 'eyes' of enemy jets. So the successful development of this potential new missile would be a major breakthrough.feedback

Lu Kang

That's not international territory, that's Chinese territory. This issue touches upon China's core interests. By no means is this something that can be negotiated, or [used] as a bargaining chip.feedback

Alex Dryden - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

In the ASEAN region, global trade is the lifeblood of these developing economies, with global exports amounting to 45% of GDP. Countries such as South Korea and Taiwan derive 38 percent and 55 percent of their GDP from exports, respectively, would be particularly hard hit.feedback

Roy Tang

The military vehicles and the associated equipment will be returned to Singapore through the carrier.feedback

Ma Rui

Once he won the election, he tried to use Taiwan to suppress China. That was really despicable.feedback

Harry Kazianis

This could include multiple bilateral trade agreements. Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam should be approached first as they are key to any new Asia strategy that President Trump will enact.feedback

Xu Xiaolei - China Youth Travel Service

Travellers are voting with their feet. They are choosing to go the country that will make them happy and avoid the country that might make them feel unwelcome. Of course, political and diplomatic matters are also under our consideration, as tourism is part of diplomacy in many ways. But demands of tourists are always the core principle when designing our travel packages.feedback

Luo Yang

We had been prepared to go to Taiwan, but then found out that there were quite a bit of restrictions, so we eventually decided against it.feedback

Tseng Kwang-ming

This plan is so shocking to all of us. The government is having financial problems. Everyone should be willing to share the burden, not just us.feedback

Tsai Ing-wen

The point is to ensure that Taiwan's pension system will remain a solvent system which the government can afford while also ensuring that retirees can get their pensions.feedback

Tsai Ing-wen

Based on many years of experience in cross-Strait negotiations during my political career, I am convinced that military action cannot resolve problems. Taiwan and mainland China were once embroiled in a zero-sum conflict that caused tension in the region and anxiety among our peoples. In contrast, today people on the two sides of the Taiwan Strait enjoy stable lives and normal exchanges under peaceful separate governance.feedback

Tsai Ing-wen

As the first female president in the ethnic Chinese world, I aspire to live up to your words as I devote myself to enhancing the well-being of the Taiwanese people and creating a new era for cross-Strait peace.feedback

Hua Chunying

The aim is to use this as an opportunity to interfere in and damage Sino-US relations.feedback

Hua Chunying

We again urge the relevant side in the United States not to allow the Taiwan authority to send a so-called delegation to the United States to attend the presidential inauguration and not have any form of official contact with Taiwan. China's position has already accurately and unmistakably been given to the US administration and Trump's team.feedback

Bronson Hsieh

A merger has never been an option for Yang Ming, and it won't be.feedback

Bronson Hsieh

Over the past 10 years, the five shippers with the highest profit margins have been smaller players. Smaller companies do not necessarily have to be merged.feedback

Tsai Ing-wen

I urge the governing party across the Strait, together with the governing party in Taiwan, to set aside the baggage of history and engage in positive dialogue.feedback

Hua Chunying

Any person should understand that in this world there are certain things that cannot be traded or bought and sold. The 'one China' principle is the precondition and political basis for any country having relations with China.feedback

Yang Yizhou

If you do not beat them until they are bloody and bruised, then they will not retreat.feedback

Shen Dingli

Trump has not taken office yet, so he is an ordinary person now. Therefore, there's no need for China to take his remarks seriously or further respond to what he said.feedback

Reince Priebus - Republican National Committee

But certainly that policy is on the table if China doesn't also come to the table and work with us on trade, work with us on the South China Sea and what's happening there.feedback

Tang Yonghong

I think Trump is handling international relations, including Sino-U.S. relations, with a businessman's logic. He wants to see how China will respond to such provocation.feedback

Lu Kang

There is only one China in the world. Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory and the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing China. These are facts recognized by the international community and no one can change this.feedback

Morris Chang - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

Mr. Trump has said many times he wants to create jobs in the United States, we highly applaud that. I do not rule it out but I see a lot of sacrifices that we and our customers will have to make if we do that.feedback

Jimmy Morales

I'm sure that her administration will strengthen economic ties and cooperation in the region.feedback

Alvaro Baltodano

We've always had these warm relations with both China and Taiwan.feedback

Chang Hsiao-yueh

I want to emphasise that our government has sufficient capability to protect our national security. It is not necessary to overly panic. On the other hand, any threats would not benefit cross-strait ties at all. Together we should show mutual good will.feedback

Emile Chang

We welcome foreign investments, and Chinese investments in principle as well. But the review process is stricter.feedback

Tsai Ing-wen

Despite the international situation, and the constant challenges that affect us as a country ... the firm brotherhood and solidarity [of Honduras and Taiwan] is unalterable.feedback

Jim Rogers

If you look at the largest creditor nations in the world, they're all in Asia: Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, even Russia. This is where the assets are. This is where the demographics are positive. This is where the energy is.feedback

Ng Eng Hen

The legal position is that the SAF [Singapore Armed Forces] Terrexes and other equipment detained in Hong Kong are the property of the Singapore Government. They are protected by sovereign immunity, even though they were being shipped by commercial carriers. This means that they are immune from any measures of constraint abroad. They cannot legally be detained or confiscated by other countries.feedback

Beatrice Tsai

We cannot assess the exact impact. It is only after he takes office that we will know exactly how he will implement (his policies).feedback

Vivian Balakrishnan

We must welcome a rising China, a stronger China, an economically more integrated China and we have to focus on the opportunities while at the same time recognizing that there will be issues to resolve from time to time.feedback

Ted Cruz

The People's Republic of China (PRC) needs to understand that in America we make decisions about meeting with visitors for ourselves. This is not about the PRC. This is about the U.S. relationship with Taiwan, an ally we are legally bound to defend. The Chinese do not give us veto power over those with whom they meet. We will continue to meet with anyone, including the Taiwanese, as we see fit.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Nobody's ever mentioned that to me. I'm not meeting with anybody until after Jan. 20, because it's a little bit inappropriate from a protocol standpoint. But we'll see.feedback

Ross Feingold

We should expect that in the Trump administration the U.S. would be more vociferous and emphatic about Taiwan's participation in international organizations.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

I'm confident that both Taiwan and the U.S. want this transit to be low profile. There is nothing to be gained by irritating Beijing.feedback

Ross Feingold

It should not surprise anyone if the incoming president's advisers who will be working on Asia policy meet with President Tsai. China might issue its usual statements of displeasure ... but it really doesn't depart from precedent. A meeting with Trump would be the biggest precedent changer.feedback

Sean King

She may think now that it's America or bust. She's probably going to lose these peripheral countries eventually anyway, so why not go for the gusto and get as close to the U.S. while she can?feedback

Kim Eng Tan - S&P Global

Taiwan and the other 'Little Dragon' economies are the fastest aging Asian economies after Japan. Taiwan's demographic profile means that contributions to the public servants' pension funds are already below benefits paid to retired members.feedback

Kim Eng Tan - S&P Global

Like pensions, its burden will grow as Taiwanese age. And it covers a much bigger part of the population, including some who live abroad.feedback

Ronald Man - Bank of America Merrill Lynch

We expect the burden of an aging society to intensify over the next two years in Taiwan and Korea as their working populations shrink for the first time in modern history.feedback

Hu Chu-sheng

The biggest problem we are facing with the reform is fear. It is making everyone anxious and uneasy. When soldiers cannot focus on their duty, it weakens the effectiveness of Taiwan's military forces. It would then be easy for China to take Taiwan without even getting blood on their knives.feedback

Geng Shuang

The Liaoning aircraft carrier group in the South China Sea is carrying out scientific research and training, in accordance with plans. The purpose is to test the performance of weapons and equipment.feedback

Frederic Neumann

Export-dependent economies such as Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and even China are unlikely to see a rebound this year. Our advice is to look at locally-driven economies like India and Indonesia, where debt levels are relatively low, there's positive credit impulse and strong domestic consumption.feedback

Donald J. Trump

They said, Here Mr. President, take this home.' I said, Let me wear it. And then they gave me the beautiful hat, and I said, You know? Maybe I'll do that.' . We have a great 'Make America Great Again' hat, but I said, This is a special day, we're wearing this.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Maybe the millions of people who voted to make America great again should have their own rally. It would be the biggest of them all. After weeks of planning and promotion, today's the day, so let's check in on these massive rallies happening nationwide.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We don't give up, we never give up. To make America great again is absolutely a campaign. It's not easy, especially when we're also fighting the press.feedback

Donald J. Trump

To Americans: You will never be ignored again. Your voice, your hopes and your dreams will define our American destiny. Your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way. Together we will make America strong again. We will make America wealthy again. We will make America proud again. We will make America safe again - and yes, together, WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think it's unfair if we don't know. It could be somebody else. I also know things that other people don't know so we cannot be sure. It's very important. If you have something really important write it out and have it delivered by courier the old fashioned way. No computer is safe, I don't care what they say. Hopefully we're going to have great relationships with many countries and that includes Russia and that includes China.feedback

Donald J. Trump

President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost.The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!feedback

Donald J. Trump

I am excited they will be leading the team that will communicate my agenda that will Make America Great Again.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses. Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far more important task!feedback

Donald J. Trump

Numerous patriots will be coming to Bedminster today as I continue to fill out the various positions necessary to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're seeing tremendous talent. People that, like I say, we will 'Make America Great Again.' These are really great people. These are really, really talented people. You'll hear some things tomorrow.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again. Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Steve and Reince [Priebus, the new White House Chief of Staff]bare highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. Now I will have them both with me in the White House as we work to make America great again.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We don't need Jay Z or Beyoncé. We don't need Jon Bon Jovi. We don't need Lady Gaga. All we need is great ideas to make America great again.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I would like to thank the United States Secret Service and the law enforcement resources in Reno and the state of Nevada for their fast and professional response. I also want to thank the many thousands of people present for their unwavering and unbelievable support. Nothing will stop us – we will make America great again!feedback

Donald J. Trump

We don't need Jay Z to fill up the arena. We do it the old fashion way. We do it the old fashion way, folks. We fill it up because you love what we are saying and you want to make America great again. That's about it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

This is my pledge to you and if we follow these steps we will once more have a government of, by and for the people and importantly we will make America great again. Believe me.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It's wonderful to be in Detroit, been here many times. We now begin a great, national conversation about economic renewal for America. It's a conversation about how to make America great again for everyone, and especially–and I say, especially–for those who have the very least.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We're already seeing it in the polls. They prove what we already know – that Americans are excited to make America great again by electing me as our next President.feedback

Donald J. Trump

America First will be the major and overriding theme of my administration. We are going to put America First, and we are going to Make America Great Again. We need to reform our economic system so that, once again, we can all succeed together, and America can become rich again. That's what we mean by America First.feedback

Tsai Ing-wen

These are national, medium- to long-range programmes to expand domestic demand. We do not rule out the possibility of additional or special budgets to speed up the implementation.feedback

Luis Miguel Hincapie

China is an investor in Panama, a user of the canal, a very important user of the canal.feedback

Luis Miguel Hincapie

Relations with Taiwan are good, in excellent condition as always. They've been a cooperative partner of Panama for many years, and will continue to be so. China is an investor in Panama, a user of the [Panama] Canal, a very important user of the canal. We have relations with Taiwan, the United States does not ... so it's an issue for the United States.feedback

Tsai Ing-wen

Cross-strait relations are certainly a challenge for the people of Taiwan and for this country. But please don't forget that Taiwan is a sovereign independent nation.feedback

Alys Spensley

President Tsai's transit through the United States is based on long-standing U.S. practice and is consistent with the unofficial nature of our relations with Taiwan. There is no change to the U.S. one China' policy.feedback

Hua Chunying

Our Liaoning should enjoy in accordance with the law freedom of navigation and overflight as set by international law, and we hope all sides can respect this right of China's.feedback

Urbino Botelho

We have to recognize that China plays an increasingly important role in the world, especially as a partner to promote development and its contributions protecting the interests of developing nations. Sao Tome is a small, island nation, with very friendly people. It is tranquil. It has very good conditions for developing trade and business and cooperating with Chinese companies.feedback

Urbino Botelho

We hope that interested Chinese companies can join in this discussion.feedback

Ian Bremmer - Eurasia Group

I'm less worried about a trade war. I'm worried more about ... backing into inadvertent escalation like you saw on Taiwan. I'm more worried about a potential conflict over Taiwan, over North Korea, where the stakes are a lot higher and, frankly, where Trump doesn't have capable people yet who are advising him.feedback

Anders Corr

People who predicted Trump's talk was just campaign rhetoric may be incorrect. His appointments, his calls to Taiwan are suggesting he's going to be tough on China in reality.feedback

Hua Chunying

How can the 'one China' principle be traded for money? The Chinese government has never traded away its principles. As for what certain people say in Taiwan, I can only say don't gauge the heart of a gentleman with your own mean measure.feedback

Wang Yi

This is a historical trend that cannot be changed by an individual's will. The world is choosing between openness and conservatism, cooperation and closure, transformation and old ways. We will lead the way amid a shake-up in global governance, we will take hold of the situation amid international chaos, we will protect our interests amid intense and complex games.feedback

Hua Chunying

As two major powers with broad mutual interests, cooperation is the only correct choice.feedback

Aaron L. Connelly

That would have been a very oblique way to make that point as nothing about the drone had anything to do with Taiwan, so I suspect its primarily about surveillance activities. Previous harassment of U.S. navy ships occurred much closer to the Chinese mainland but this incident took place as about 600 kilometers away, and it was even outside the Chinese nine-dash line, which Beijing has used to claim much of the South China Sea.feedback

David Lee

We think the Beijing Government should not use Sao Tome's financing black hole ... as an opportunity to push its 'one China' principle. This behaviour is not helpful to a smooth cross-Strait relationship.feedback

Jim Cramer

They aren't sure what Trump really has up his sleeve. Tariffs? Outright recognition of Taiwan? Maybe even something military? Trump, I believe, is betting that all the Chinese will do retaliate against our businesses.feedback

Barack Obama

But understand, for China, the issue of Taiwan is as important as anything on their docket. The idea of one China is at the heart of their conception as a nation. And so if you are going to upend this understanding, you have to have thought through what the consequences are because the Chinese will not treat that the way they'll treat some other issues.feedback

Chieh Chung

The trend in defence spending is a 'slow rise'. There isn't a lot of flexibility in government finances.feedback

Chieh Chung

If you want to buy one set of anti-missile systems from the United States, then we'll set up four in response on the other side of the Taiwan Strait, so that you will know pain, that you can't buy security, and that what you're actually buying is danger.feedback

Madeleine Bordallo

I believe that different types of engagement with Taiwan offer us a way to throw that curve ball in the coming years. Further engagement with Taiwan is important to achieving the strategic goal.feedback

Daniel Blumenthal

Beijing knows that we have obligations to help Taiwan defend itself and resist coercion, as enshrined in the Taiwan Relations Act, and that we make decisions about our defence relationship with Taiwan based on the threat that China poses.feedback

Geng Shuang

China welcomes foreign companies, including American ones, to invest in and operate in China. At the same time they must respect China's laws and rules. This point is very clear.feedback

Dennis Wilder

Xi Jinping has to respond to this internally, domestically, and while he doesn't want an open fight with Trump, he will have to show ... resolve.feedback

Eric Altbach - Albright Stonebridge Group

Taiwan policy is what China considers a core interest ... and it's prepared to go to great lengths to defend it.feedback

Dennis Wilder

It will alter Chinese defense priorities. I think that's inevitable now.feedback

Eric Altbach - Albright Stonebridge Group

Trump has basically guaranteed that the first year in the China relationship will be a combative, competitive one, and the question is how bad it will get. The Chinese now are basically putting together their list on how to retaliate.feedback

Robert Daly

This is not a bargaining chip that you use to come closer to getting your ideal set of circumstances regarding trade matters, human rights or anything else. To withdraw from the one China policy is to renounce formal relations with China. Then there's no basis to discuss any of these issues.feedback

Richard C. Bush - The Brookings Institution

Whatever the current problems in the U.S.-China relationship today, our reneging on the Taiwan part of the packaged deal would not provide leverage on trade, North Korea, the South China Sea, or any of the other issues that roil the relationship. More likely, it would rattle the entire framework of the relationship, and cause Beijing to rethink its policy of seeking reunification by peaceful means.feedback

Patrick Basham

In the case of China and Taiwan, he is attempting to say that it's not business as usual. He believes that under both President Barack Obama and his predecessor George W. Bush, America didn't stand up to China and he intends in all kinds of ways to do just that.feedback

Josh Earnest

And bargaining that away is not something that this administration believes is our best interest. Disrupting this policy, could have a disruptive effect on our ability to work with China in those areas where our interests do align. That reflects the high priority that China puts on the policy and on Taiwan.feedback

Geng Shuang

The Taiwan question bears on China's sovereignty and territorial integrity and touches our core interests.feedback

Patrick Basham

One of the things he wants to do is to put China on the back foot and not be quite sure what America's response will be to any given act or statement from the Chinese.feedback

Adrian Mowat - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

The MSCI China – the China we invest in – is almost entirely domestic earnings. And so what we would think would happen, is if you did have a trade dispute, you would get more domestic stimulus. That would actually be quite good for Chinese earnings, so perversely China looks more defensive in this environment than perhaps a Korea or a Taiwan, where more of the stock market is composed of exporters.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Upholding the 'one China' principle is the political basis of developing China-U.S. relations, and is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.feedback

John McCain

I do not respond to every comment by the president-elect because it may be reversed the next day.feedback

Geng Shuang

The China-U.S. relationship has global and strategic significance. This not only concerns the happiness of both countries and their people, it concerns the peace, stability, development and prosperity of the Asia Pacific (region) and internationally.feedback

Geng Shuang

China has noted the report and expresses serious concern about it. I want to stress that the Taiwan issue concerns China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and involves China's core interests.feedback

Geng Shuang

The two sides exchanged views over the China-US relationship and important issues of common concern.feedback

Geng Shuang

Adherence to the One-China policy is the political bedrock for the development of the China-U.S. relationship. If it is compromised or disrupted, the sound and steady growth of the China-U.S. relationship as well as bilateral cooperation in major fields would be out of the question.feedback

Geng Shuang

I want to stress that the Taiwan question has a bearing on China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. Adhering to the 'one China' principle is the political bedrock for the development US-China relations. If it is comprised or disrupted, the sound and steady growth of the bilateral relationship, as well as bilateral cooperation in major fields would be out of question.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I don't want China dictating to me. Why should some other nation be able to say I can't take a call? I think it actually would've been very disrespectful, to be honest with you, not taking it.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I don't know why we have to be bound by a one-China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade. I mean, look, we're being hurt very badly by China with devaluation; with taxing us heavy at the borders when we don't tax them; with building a massive fortress in the middle of the South China Sea, which they shouldn't be doing; and frankly, with not helping us at all with North Korea.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I don't want China dictating to me and this was a call put into me. I didn't make the call, and it was a call, very short call saying congratulations, sir, on the victory. It was a very nice call. Short. And why should some other nation be able to say I can't take a call?feedback

Geng Shuang

We urge the new U.S. leader and government to fully understand the seriousness of the Taiwan issue, and to continue to stick to the one-China policy.feedback

Josh Earnest

The United States government, under the leadership of President Obama, has been and remains firmly committed to our one-China policy. That's also the policy, by the way, that previous presidents in both parties have pursued and our country has benefited from adherence to that policy. One reason that we have pursued that policy is because the Obama administration does not view Taiwan and our relationship with Taiwan as a bargaining chip.feedback

Alexander Huang

It looks like in Donald Trump's mind (Taiwan) is a useful tool to pick the most sensitive nerve of China.feedback

Dali Yang

He expected for China to bargain again for the one-China position, perhaps by giving up something on trade or something of that nature. This is actually the foundation of the U.S.-China relationship, rather than something to be bargained over.feedback

Richard Fenning - Control Risks

China is trying to play the long game with Trump, not trying to rise to the bait (and) not trying to be provoked into a war of words in this unusual pre-inauguration period.feedback

Dali Yang

The Chinese government actually so far has been very careful not to mobilize public opinion very much at this point. Once they mobilize public opinion, they also make it very hard for them to have room for a maneuver.feedback

Jessica Chen Weiss

China is more likely to let the whole relationship with the United States deteriorate in order to show its resolve on the Taiwan issue. When the decision to end a decades-long practice is made with so little warning and clear communication, it raises the likelihood of misunderstanding and miscalculation and sets the stage for a crisis between the United States and China over Taiwan.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I think it actually would've been very disrespectful, to be honest with you, not taking it. He does massive deals in Russia.feedback

Yang Yujun

The behaviour of the Japanese military aircraft was dangerous, unprofessional, and damaged freedom of navigation and overflight under international law.feedback

Tsai Ing-wen

I have to stress that one phone call does not mean a policy shift. I do not foresee major policy shifts in the near future because we all see the value of stability in the region.feedback

Julian Evans-Pritchard - Capital Economics

Most countries have yet to publish trade data for November but the other early reporters, Korea and Taiwan, also posted larger-than-expected pick-ups in export growth.feedback

Mike Pence

(The) president-elect was fully aware of the one-China policy. He's also very aware that the United States has sold billions of dollars in arms to Taiwan.feedback

Mike Pence

We have a unique relationship with that country that's been defined over the decades since we've reopened relations with the People's Republic of China but I think he think he felt it would be rude not to take the call.feedback

Mike Pence

Well, clearly there's been great tension between India and Pakistan in recent days. It's resulted in violence along the Kashmir region. And I think what the President-elect expressed in conversations with leaders from both countries was a desire for continued US engagement on building the relationship with both of those countries.feedback

Walter Lohman

It doesn't mean we're going to poke the Chinese in the eye; it doesn't mean we're going to change the 'One China policy'. But it does mean we will reform our Taiwan policy to reflect reality.feedback

Mark Toner

What I can say about that is that that kind of transit is based on long-standing U.S. practice, and it's consistent with the unofficial nature of our relations with Taiwan.feedback

Josh Earnest

It's unclear exactly what the strategic effort is. I'll leave that to them to explain.feedback

Lu Kang

The whole world knows about the Chinese government's position on the Taiwan issue. I think President-elect Mr Trump and his team are also clear. In fact, China has maintained contacts and communication with the team of President-elect Mr Trump.feedback

Lu Kang

China's solemn position about the Taiwan question is clear to the world. I think the United States side, including president-elect Trump and his team is also very clear about [this].feedback

Donald J. Trump

Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency, heavily tax our products going into their country or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so! Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.feedback

Lu Kang

I think it's easy to understand 'the relevant side'. In fact, China has maintained contacts and communication with the team of President-elect Trump.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Did China ask us if it was OK to carry out a number of actions such as build up disputed islands in the South China Sea or take economic measures hurtful to the United States.feedback

Ed Milliband

Trump railing against China on Twitter like it is a Celebrity Apprentice feud is not funny, but deeply, deeply worrying for the world.feedback

Ashley Townshend

Trump's Asia team is broadly hawkish on China and in favor of defending democratic Taiwan on ideological grounds, so the phone call could have been a deliberate signal about a looming policy shift.feedback

Ashley Townshend

It's also possible that Trump simply took the call on his advisers' recommendations, without fully appreciating the diplomatic consequences.feedback

Ian Bremner

It's almost as if Trump was looking to kick off China relations as badly as possible.feedback

Ashley Townshend

If Taiwan thinks it has more American support that it actually does, it might take provocative steps towards Beijing that risk a crisis. Similarly, if Beijing thinks that Trump's phone call was a rookie error, when it was actually intended to be signal about stronger U.S. policy on Taiwan, the U.S. and China could be on a diplomatic collision course.feedback

Eduardo Araral

China has four options to respond: ignore, calibrate its response, tell Trump it is willing to sit down and talk or play a tit-for-tat game.feedback

Eduardo Araral

This can be understood as part of a signaling game–a shot across the bow–of how Trump will deal with China. Trump is basically telling China he will play hardball. This is a predictable gambit for negotiators - to tell the other party that you are a tough negotiator.feedback

Mike Pence

I don't think so. This was a courtesy call. The democratically elected president of Taiwan called to congratulate the president-elect.feedback

Evan Medeiros

Here's the reality: China let us all know very clearly in the mid-1990s that the Taiwan issue is a war-and-peace issue. Is that a proposition that the U.S. should test.feedback

Evan Medeiros

The Taiwan issue is so politically sensitive and ranks so high in Chinese priorities of interest they are not going to begin trading anything away for it. And if the U.S. decided to establish formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, it could easily precipitate a military crisis in Northeast Asia.feedback

Douglas Paal

The problem is that Beijing decided in 1996 on a 10-year (military) buildup so that it would never have to swallow such stuff again.feedback

Douglas Paal

Were he to look soft on something like making the U.S. office in Taipei into an official diplomatic outpost, Xi would be devoured by his rivals, and he won't let that happen.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

Pressing China on Taiwan won't likely bring them to the table on North Korea and currency. Risks backing them into a dark, nasty corner.feedback

Stephen Yates

He is not going to be told who he can or cannot talk to. He meant what he said about being open to leaders who seek good relations with the U.S. He knows more about these subjects than he might let on.feedback

Dana Rohrabacher

I think it was a terrific message to them that we're no longer going to be pushovers, and there's going to be consequences for their hostile and aggressive actions.feedback

Jia Qingguo

China is much stronger now. Presumably a U.S.-China confrontation over Taiwan would have a much more negative impact on the international order and relations between the two countries.feedback

John Kerry

I do think there's a value, obviously on having at least the recommendations, whether you choose to follow them or not is a different issue, but I think it's valuable to ask people who work the desk, and have worked it for a long period of time, their input on what's the current state, is there some particular issue at the moment. I think that's valuable, and I would certainly recommend it, but, obviously, that hasn't happened in a few cases.feedback

John Kerry

We have not been contacted before any of these conversations. We have not been requested to provide talking points.feedback

Francis Kuo-Hsin Liang

Although it's a relatively small country ... Taiwan is an ideal test bed for many high tech industries to test [their] products and business model ... and transport them to China and other developing countries.feedback

Wang Yi

Trump will not be restricted by the established foreign policy. The diplomatic policy may be flexible after he takes office.feedback

Mike Pence

To be honest with you, the waters here seem like a little bit of a tempest in a teapot. I mean, it's striking to me that President Obama would reach out to a murdering dictator in Cuba and be hailed as a hero. And President-elect Donald Trump takes a courtesy call from the democratically-elected president of Taiwan and it becomes something of a thing in the media.feedback

Geng Shuang

It must be pointed out that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory. The government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing China.feedback

Mike Pence

I think I would just say to our counterparts in China that this was a moment of courtesy. The President-elect talked to President Xi (Jinping) two weeks ago in the same manner that was not a discussion about policy.feedback

Mike Pence

I think I would just say to our counterparts in China that this was a moment of courtesy. I think most Americans and, frankly, most leaders around the world, know this for what it was. And it's all part and parcel. I think you're going to see in a President Donald Trump a willingness to engage the world but engage the world on America's terms.feedback

Alexander Huang

As far as Taiwan is concerned, good relations across the Taiwan Strait and good relations with the United States are equally important, and both are very helpful to peace and stability in the region.feedback

Mike Pence

We've been winnowing the list, but it might grow a little bit.feedback

Douglas Paal

China will watch carefully to see what he does. But Taiwan will be seen as in need of some form of punishment.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

They will hope that this is a misstep but I think privately, they will definitely seek to educate this incoming president and ensure that he understands the sensitivity of Taiwan,'' she said.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you! Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.feedback

Christopher S. Murphy

Foreign policy consistency is a means, not an end. It's not sacred. Thus, it's Trump's right to shift policy, alliances, strategy.feedback

Barry Pavel

The worst thing is if [China] took it as completely deliberate. It'd be the beginning of a downward spiral in the most important bilateral relationship in the world.feedback

Ian Bremmer - Eurasia Group

Trump has been accepting calls of congratulations from everybody, without the focus on usual protocol and absence of regular intelligence briefs. He knows there's a problem between China and Taiwan, but unlikely thought taking a call would cause an international incident. That's just lack of policy experience… but it puts him in a very tough place with Beijing.feedback

Lindsey Ford

On things like our U.S.-China policy and sovereignty that are extremely sensitive issues, it would be a tremendous concern were we to suddenly change our position on something like this that has been a fundamental basic element of how we approach China for many, many years.feedback

Bonnie Glaser

The call by itself and the potential for shift in U.S. policy to strengthen ties in Taiwan would create enormous anxiety in Beijing regardless of who is president. But with Tsai Ing-wen, a president seen as pro-independent and one that has not accepted the one China principle makes it even more alarming.feedback

Lindsey Ford

People are going to give a bit of latitude to a new administration, but that will only last for so long.feedback

Wang Yi

This is just the Taiwan side engaging in a petty action, and cannot change the 'one China' structure already formed by the international community. I believe that it won't change the longstanding one China policy of the United States government. The 'one China' principle is the cornerstone of the healthy development of Sino-U.S. ties, and we hope this political basis is not interfered with or damaged in any way.feedback

Evan Medeiros

The Chinese leadership will see this as a highly provocative action, of historic proportions. Regardless if it was deliberate or accidental, this phone call will fundamentally change China's perceptions of Trump's strategic intentions for the negative. With this kind of move, Trump is setting a foundation of enduring mistrust and strategic competition for US-China relations.feedback

James Zimmerman - Chamber of Commerce

American business operating in Asia needs certainty and stability. The new administration needs to get up to speed quickly on the historical tensions and complex dynamics of the region.feedback

Ned Price

There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues. We remain firmly committed to our 'one China' policy based on the three Joint Communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act. Our fundamental interest is in peaceful and stable cross-Strait relations.feedback

Wang Weihua

Panama is already acting as a bridge, a window to transit Chinese merchandise to Latin America. I think that, given Panama's logistical development, this role will increase, and will be enjoyed by more Chinese companies.feedback

Vivian Balakrishnan

We all know, and China knows, that we've had special arrangements with Taiwan for a long time and what we are doing there is no longer a secret. If you are truly close, there will be things you disagree about from time to time. Fortunately or unfortunately for Singapore, we are very transparent, we call a spade a spade. It doesn't mean we are shifting our position or deliberately trying to poke people in the eye.feedback

Geng Shuang

The Chinese government has always firmly opposed countries that have diplomatic ties with China to have any form of official exchanges with Taiwan, including military exchanges and cooperation. We asked that the Singapore Government strictly abide by the one-China principle.feedback

Alexander Huang

If both sides want to continue such cooperation, I don't think it would be affected by any third party.feedback

Wu Shicun

Doing so would likely mean that they would threaten China's sovereignty in the South China Sea. If she steps over these red lines, I believe China will take responsive action.feedback

Ian Storey

It is a tricky position that means they are broadly supportive of Beijing. They want to be seen as pushing their own Chinese claims, rather than Beijing's, even though they are essentially the same.feedback

Lee Chung-wei

Our supply transports have never encountered Chinese interference.feedback

Bruno Ciceri

If you want to solve the problem of trafficking, not only in the fishing industry but trafficking in general, you have to go to the root cause.feedback

José Graziano da Silva - FAO

We have to guarantee that the seafood reaching our plates has been produced not only in an environmentally sustainable manner, but also in a manner that supports the socio-economic well-being of those who harvest and process it.feedback

Bruno Ciceri

I find it ridiculous that sometimes you find on packages of fish it says: 'This tuna was caught without harming any turtle or dolphin.' Maybe fishers had an accident or died, but that's not important.feedback

Geng Shuang

The entry and exit of foreign personnel and goods in the Hong Kong special administrative region should respect its relevant laws. I wish to reiterate that the Chinese government consistently and resolutely opposes any form of official exchanges, including military exchanges and co-operation, between countries with which we have diplomatic relations and the Taiwan region.feedback

Geng Shuang

APL is committed to ensuring cargo security as well as full compliance with all regulatory and trade requirements in its conduct of business.feedback

Derek Scissors

I don't see any meaningful benefit for China from the U.S. rejection of TPP. There will be a good deal of diplomatic theater but it all gets forgotten by the next news cycle. The Chinese will talk about grand new deals but the only truly free trade agreement they've ever signed is with Taiwan, and that is still primarily political. The Chinese will certainly sign trade agreements, but they will do nothing to change the Asian economy.feedback

Vincent Lin - TransAsia Airways

The board of directors has made the painful decision to dissolve the company.feedback

Chia-Chin Lin

Walking is safe, feasible and effective for patients. Just walk! With advances in lung cancer treatment, survival improves significantly. Any interventions that can improve symptoms and quality of life are valuable.feedback

Ann Berger

Most cancer patient research focuses on exercise and nutrition. We often forget sleep. This focus is a reflection of the survivorship movement with cancer patients. We need to help our millions of cancer survivors to stay healthy and prevent cancer re-occurrence and heart disease.feedback

Alexander Huang

We always welcome any interaction that would help both sides understand each other without political pre-conditions.feedback

Likai Gu

That doesn't necessarily equate to jobs, but it's people who decide that their current income opportunities are not enough. They want to convert these cars into something that helps them earn additional income, instead of something that becomes a financial burden.feedback

Jim Grutsch

Clinicians have discovered that cancer patients with a dismal prognosis but who have an intact circadian rhythm live much longer than expected.feedback

Chia-Chin Lin

Traditionally, physical activities have not been emphasized in lung cancer patients due to concerns about fragility and limited cardiopulmonary function. However, we found that home-based walking programs may be a safe and feasible way to improve emotion and sleep quality.feedback

Katherine Hui-Yi Tseng

It will be unwise for Beijing to explicitly suggest that its treatment of HK will be equally applied to Taiwan.feedback

Mark Harrison

Hong Kong and Taiwan both see a possible future in each other: Taiwan sees one future under Beijing's rule, and Hong Kong sees a possible democratic future.feedback

Zhang Yimou

Matt Damon is Matt Damon. There will be a time when a Chinese star will be more famous. We will get our turn.feedback

KY Lin

Next year, we will have more shutdowns than this year. Normally we have to shut down one CDU and two RDS and sometimes one residual fluid catalytic cracker, but next year we will shut down the delayed coker and vacuum unit also.feedback

Liu Tseng-ying

I said I hoped Chinese tourists can increase to 40 percent of the total.feedback

Tony Phoo - Standard Chartered

At this point, we are cautiously optimistic... We don't see deterioration of Chinese economic growth outlook.feedback

Tony Phoo - Standard Chartered

The effect of iPhone 7 should be short term, so we still need to see if global tech demand will sustain next year.feedback

Jack Hellmann - Genesee & Wyoming

We are pleased to be enhancing our existing relationship with Glencore through a two-decade rail haulage contract that provides for exclusive rights to rail shipments from some of the premier steam coal mines in the world, serving end users in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and South East Asia.feedback

Daniel Zhang - Alibaba Group Holding

Last year we brought many international brands to China for the first time. We are bringing them to consumers in Hong Kong and Taiwan for the first time this year, and next it will be Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.feedback

Leon Chu - Franklin Templeton SinoAm Securities Investment Management

The better-than-expected export order growth benefitted entirely from Apple Inc's new iPhone. If export orders in the fourth quarter grow 3.5 to 5 percent each month, then it means the overall economy is improving. After all, global trade volume is still decreasing. It would be difficult for Taiwan to grow on its own.feedback

Chen Yang-yih

As long as the earth revolves around itself, there will be ocean currents. The speed of these currents is stable. Their directions are also fixed.This is why ocean currents are sustainable resources. The kinetic energy of the currents becomes mechanical power, which is transformed into electric energy. And it continuously produces electricity.feedback

Rain Wu

Food design is a very interesting area to go into. Normally, you can only look at design and you can't do anything else, but we're encouraging people to smell, to touch, we also have a narrative that comes with it and eventually you eat it.feedback

Chen Chung-chi

Under the pre-condition of protecting military secrets and security, we have requested Google blur images of important military facilities.feedback

Cho Byung-hyun - Yuanta Securities

HMM is the only national shipping company that is left to take care of what Hanjin Shipping was in charge of for now. The market is expecting HMM to take back Hanjin's pie from the industry though there is still some possibility that shipping companies from China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong would come in.feedback

Chang Chieh-chin

Tsai is under great suspicion. We'll review the evidence we've found.feedback