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I think I have just been fortunate really. I've eaten food I never thought I'd eat, made friends with people I never thought I would meet and been places I never thought I would go - but I'm not sure there really is a secret to living so long. As with everything in my life, it has just kind of happened to me, it's not been my choice and I have had to make the best of it. I decided not to receive a card every year from the Queen, because I didn't want a huge collection of cards that I add to every year.
NEW Mar 28 2017 Robert Weighton
“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.” said Donald J. Trump speaking about Taiwan. It’s one of the 330 quotes about Taiwan you can find on this page. 184 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Geng Shuang and Tsai Ing-wen. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Laurence Li

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

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.

Thomas Hsu

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

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.

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.

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,"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tom Rafferty

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

Jia Qingguo

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

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rex W. Tillerson - ExxonMobil

"If those islands are, in fact, in international waters and not part of China proper, yeah, we'll make sure we defend international interests from being taken over by one country,". "We're going to have to send China a clear signal that, first, the island-building stops and, second, your access to those islands also is not going to be allowed".

Roy Tang

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

Ma Rui

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hua Chunying

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yang Yizhou

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jimmy Morales

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

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.

Emile Chang

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Ted Cruz

The People's Republic of China 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

Hu Chu-sheng

"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.".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Donald J. Trump

It's very important. If you have something really important write it out and have it delivered by courier the old fashioned way.

Donald J. Trump

Hopefully we're going to have great relationships with many countries and that includes Russia and that includes China.

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.

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!

Donald J. Trump

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

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Luis Miguel Hincapie

We have relations with Taiwan, the United States does not … so it's an issue for the United States.

Luis Miguel Hincapie

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hua Chunying

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chieh Chung

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Geng Shuang

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

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.

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.

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.

John McCain

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

Geng Shuang

"Both sides exchanged views on China-US ties and important issues both are concerned with,"

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.

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.

Geng Shuang

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Alexander Huang

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yang Yujun

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Josh Earnest

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

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.

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].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ashley Townshend

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

Ian Bremner

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

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.

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.

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.

Mike Pence

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Kerry

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

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.

Wang Yi

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Douglas Paal

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

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.

Ned Price

We remain firmly committed to our one-China policy based on the three joint communiques. Our fundamental interest is in peaceful and stable cross-Straits relations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lindsey Ford

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

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.

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.

Ned Price

We remain firmly committed to our 'one China' policy. Our fundamental interest is in peaceful and stable cross-Strait relations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alexander Huang

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vincent Lin - TransAsia Airways

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

Daniel Liu

This is a very painful choice for the company. Our communications with investors have not been successful.

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.

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.

Fang Chih-wen

They informed us suddenly they will suspend flights tomorrow. We will continue to watch further developments.

Alexander Huang

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

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.

Jim Grutsch

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

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.

Katherine Hui-Yi Tseng

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

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.

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.

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.

Tony Phoo - Standard Chartered

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Chen Chung-chi

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

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".

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.

Steph Curry

This is my first time in Taipei. We know basketball is so popular here and we want that to continue.

Shiu Kuang-si - Mega Financial Holding

In the face of pointless accusations, my role is not beneficial to clearing up the problem and it is difficult to gain the trust of the people and has even hurt authorities (looking into the case).

Lee Chien-chu

I have created a series about Buddha hands, a series about architecture, one about traditional (Chinese) weapons and one about the alphabet. Those are all artworks that I like very much.

Chang Chieh-chin

We are talking to him, and we're expecting to let him go later. It was unlikely the former finance minister would be barred today from leaving Taiwan.

Forest Chen

Order for components used in the new iPhone model missed expectations...we would be able to get a clearer picture about its overall demand in September.

Daniel Teng - Cathay Financial Holding company

What's happening to RCBC is unfortunate. We will do our best to support RCBC's management team to meet requests from the BSP (central bank) or even beyond its expectations.

Emile Chang

Taiwan's government has communicated many times with Uber... The worst scenario is to order (it) to leave the market. Uber can appeal the decision to Taiwan's cabinet.

Lora Ho - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

Brexit creates uncertainties in the financial environment and foreign exchange markets. Currently, we can't see an impact on our industry. It is likely to drag on for a very long time so we must continue to monitor it.

Tsai Ing-wen

This patrol mission is to show the determination of the Taiwan people to defend our national interest.

Phil Robertson - Human Rights Watch

This group should be allowed to appeal their deportation in a full and fair hearing in a court of law rather than be hustled on to a plane and sent to an uncertain fate back in China.

Chang Cheng-Kang

I think this is pretty good for customers just for them to kill time or to have more fun interacting with Pepper.

Bonnie Glaser

I'm not too sure that her friends in Asia other than Japan are likely to take risky steps that might lead to their own problems with Beijing. Right now, Taiwan only has FTAs with Singapore and New Zealand. What countries will risk Beijing's wrath by going ahead with a FTA in opposition to what the Chinese want to see? Japan might be the one country willing to do that.

Bonnie Glaser

The Chinese see themselves as having a very large tool box to deal with Taiwan and they don't immediately need to turn to the United States and insist that the U.S. manage this problem for them.

Bonnie Glaser

If the Chinese really want to put pressure on Taiwan, they will use any means possible.

Mark Harrison

It is too early to see whether there will be a change in China's policies towards Taiwan. China must have foreseen DPP coming into power and yet they didn't change their policies in preparation, so there is no sign that they have a new policy position that they are ready to implement.

Katherine Tseng

They are telling Taiwan that they need to play the game by Beijing's playbook and are using every tacit they have. To the nationalists, Taiwan is part of Chinese territory, it is the last bastion of resistance against imperialism and that refers to America. They are pushing Beijing: 'this is what you told us in the textbooks, you can't let it go'.

Yang Kun-ming

The suspect slashed the girl's neck with a cleaver. Her mother was next to her when this occurred, and she struggled with the suspect to try to stop him. But the suspect was too strong and she could not stop him. The mother screamed for help and passersby rushed over to subdue the suspect, but it was too late. The child already died.

Bill Urban

While I cannot comment on matters related to intelligence, we do watch these matters very closely.

Tsai Ing-wen

We urge all parties to work on the situation based on principles of peaceful solution and self-control.

William Lai

The total number of people found has reached 289. Among them were 175 survivors and 114 people were killed. Also, 96 people were sent to hospital for medical treatment.

William Lai

She is conscious, however looks got dried out, lost some temperature yet she's wakeful and her pulse is inquired as to whether there's anything amiss with her body. She shook her head.

Manoj Ladwa - TJM Partners

Even (Taiwan OTC: 6436.TWO - news) though Ashtead are listed over here, they are predominantly a U.S.-exposed company. a slowdown in the U.S. market wasn't helping the stock.

Mark Farrington

We have a direct position in the (yuan) but it's much easier to trade second-round effects of China. The Korean won, Malaysia, Taiwan, are all easier plays.

Chu Yun-han

She (Tsai) is going to deal with a very tough-minded leader in Beijing.

Stefanie Chen

Her (Tsai Ing-wen) view is that there are two Chinas. It doesn't correspond to all of the opinions of the mainland leadership. It's very different. She belongs to a different camp. But I don't see this in a good light at all, because I think that all of us belong to one country. I think we should remember this.

John Kirby

We also congratulate the people on Taiwan for once again demonstrating the strength of their robust democratic system, which will now undergo another peaceful transition of power. We share with the Taiwan people a profound interest in the continuation of cross-strait peace and stability.

Tsai Ing-wen

Both sides have a responsibility to do their utmost to find mutually acceptable ways to interact with respect and reciprocity and ensure no provocation and no surprises.

Huang Guohua

Overall import and export volumes increased by 14.2 percent in January and February, sustaining the strong rebound momentum since the fourth quarter of 2012. While the global economic situation is still uncertain, China's foreign trade started this year well.

Zhang Zhiwei

Reported exports may be higher than they actually are.

Jin Canrong

China hasn't reacted before but it's different now. Beijing will make the Americans pay for their conduct.

Ma Ying-jeou

The weapons sale decision will help with our defences and be an effective deterrent and also allow us to have more confidence and sense of security in developing cross-Strait relations.

Philip Crowley

No, we did not consult with China before taking this action. We did notify the PRC before this action, just as we notified Taiwan before the notification was sent forward.

Giuseppe Izzo

Opening free exchange would inevitably create more Taiwanese investment in Europe, bringing more employment, this would be a clear and immediate benefit.

Frank L. Chen - Industrial Technology Research Institute

In Taiwan although it's a small country, we have a lot of industrial clusters, we can go through those clusters and get things done very quickly.

Luc Van den Hove - Imec

As the risk in developing those next generation technologies became so high, associated to the cost also, it becomes very important for those companies also to rely on an external partner to share the risk.

Michèle Alliot-Marie

Since the beginning I've tried to help in this matter because we need to clear this up. Also, somebody close to me was implicated and I want to know why.

Willy Lam

As for the extension of democracy outside the Party, I don't think there'll be much in the way of new developments. The Communist Party will still be very jealously guarding its monopoly on power.

Fredrik Hjelmquist

We've had an unbelievable amount of inquiries, not so much in Sweden, but many from the United States and Canada, also from Taiwan.

Dan Yong

We are preparing for the typhoon, taking a day off, tying everything up. What else can you do? If things are blown away there's nothing we can do.

Sandra Babcock

We have done research on 90 countries, as well as two different territories, Palestine and Taiwan, that still retain the death penalty in their laws. Some of these countries apply the death penalty by carrying out executions. Others just have it as a matter of law, but they never apply it.

Wang Zhiyong

The unemployment rate will rise to 8 or even 9 percent. What we have now is only the government registered unemployment rate of city residents, it doesn't include migrant workers.

Stephane Lardy - Force Ouvrière

What they're offering, unfortunately, is a lot of flexibility, and less job security, even as you have a catastrophic economic and social situation in this country. So we feel a bit like we're not all on the same planet.

Carolyn Routledge

We don't know for sure at this time. It's mainly based on the quality of the mummification which would only be available to very, very important person and the similarities of the facial features, So, sometime in the future it would be very important to do a DNA test and confirm one way or the other.

Shieh Tse Ching

The quality of the mummification is very delicate. Ordinary Egyptian mummies were stuffed with tree resin from the River Nile only, but this mummy was stuffed with imported pistachio resin, which could be found only in Iran and Iraq back in that period of time. And thyme can be found in this mummy as well. It was used to preserve the body and it also gave the mummy a good smell. Therefore, we have learned that this mummy was a very special person.

Alex Thomas

There are just so many different news sources, all the articles are saying different things, on TV they're saying different things, so it's just a fear of not knowing if we're going to be safe.

Pierre Nicodeme

Usually I'm not sensitive but to see a spectacle like this, brought tears to my eyes.

David Firestein

That enormous figure puts in perspective the smaller actions that occur, and I think that neither the Chinese leadership nor the US leadership have any interest in seeing the relationship kind of go off the rails.

David Firestein

The Chinese are obviously never pleased when the US president or other senior US leaders meet with the Dalai Lama. They're never pleased when the United States sells arms to Taiwan, as has recently been announced. But at the same time, I think the American policy makers understand the Chinese concerns, and understand that these kinds of decisions are going to have these kinds of consequences.

Wen Jiabao

This law is by no means targeted against the people of Taiwan, it is to oppose and check Taiwan independence forces. It is by no means a war bill, it is for the peaceful reunification of the country.

Douglas Paal

The politics matter but even politics cannot turn this integration off. John Donne said in 1633 that 'no man is an island.' In today's world, even an island cannot be an island.

Lydia Lin

This headset can be used to train kids to make them feel focused. It can help them improve in their school work.

Jim Wong - Acer

That's why we call it a progressive design. We try to offer the users the experience. They can move a screen closer to them, to really enjoy touch it and to type at the same time.

Ma Ying-jeou

We are no longer in conflict or confrontation. The two of us across the straits will work together for peace and prosperity.

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