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President Tsai
President Tsai

Born in 1956 in Taipei City, Tsai Ing-wen traces her family roots to Fangshan Township of Pingtung County in southern Taiwan. Growing up at an auto repair shop run by her parents, her family background instilled in her the spirit of small and medium-sized enterprises—professional, dynamic, resilient, and hard-working.

Dr. Tsai graduated from National Taiwan University with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1978. She then studied in the US and the UK, obtaining a Master of Laws degree from Cornell University Law School in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1984, specializing in international trade law and competition law.

After finishing her studies and returning to Taiwan, Dr. Tsai served as an associate professor and then a professor in the Department of Law at National Chengchi University (1984-1990), a professor at the Soochow University School of Law (1991-1993), and a professor in the Department of International Business at National Chengchi University (1993-2000).

Dr. Tsai began her tenure as part of Taiwan's trade negotiation delegation in the late 1980s. By 1990, Taiwan began working on the bid to join the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), eventually gaining admission to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2002. She was on the front lines of the process during key negotiations in her capacity as Chief Legal Advisor (1992-2000). She was thus a first-hand witness to this landmark event in the history of Taiwan's economic transformation. In the 1990s, Dr. Tsai also regularly attended Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, and chaired the Group on Services (GOS) of the Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI).

Beginning in the late 1990s, cross-strait relations experienced several changes. Dr. Tsai served successively as Senior Adviser to the Mainland Affairs Council (1994-1998), Senior Adviser to the National Security Council (1999-2000), and Chairperson of the Mainland Affairs Council (2000-2004), devoting her efforts to the development of cross-strait relations.

Dr. Tsai joined the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in 2004 and became a DPP legislator at-large (2005-2006). She was then appointed to serve as vice premier (2006-2007). After the DPP returned to the opposition, Dr. Tsai was elected DPP chairperson for two successive terms (2008-2010 and 2010-2012), the first woman to chair a major political party in Taiwan. She returned as DPP chairperson in 2014, a position she held until 2018.

Dr. Tsai represented the DPP in Taiwan's 13th-term presidential election in 2012, becoming Taiwan's first female presidential candidate. She ran again as the DPP candidate in 2016, and was elected as the nation's 14th-term president. The first female head of state in Taiwan's history, Dr. Tsai is also the first female head of state in Asia who was not born into a political family. Dr. Tsai represented the DPP in the nation’s 15th-term presidential election in 2020 and was successfully re-elected with over 8.17 million votes, the highest total in history. Dr. Tsai was officially sworn in as the 15th-term President in May and concurrently serves as DPP chairperson.

President Tsai's timeline

2021-07-30 Attends the opening ceremony of an exhibition titled, "The Essential 1991: Lee Teng-hui and the First Year of the Taiwan Democracy Era." Says that this exhibition commemorates former President Lee and provides a retrospective on Taiwan's path to democracy. Notes that after several decades on this path, Taiwan is now a mature democracy, and can now support others and make progress alongside them. Asserts that this generation's challenge and mission is to find ways to deepen Taiwan's democracy and embrace the global community.  
2021-07-16 Visits Hsinchu to inspect the vaccination campaign there, and says that as the pandemic continues to affect the world, Taiwan's most pressing tasks are to accelerate large-scale vaccination and strengthen our overall ability to protect society from COVID-19. Encourages everyone in Taiwan to register for vaccination, make an appointment when eligible, and get inoculated to protect themselves, their families and friends, and society, adding that this strategy is crucial to our collective fight against the virus. 
2021-07-13 Participates in a virtual meeting convened by the Taiwan Medical Association to discuss the pandemic response, and thanks all doctors and medical workers for their contributions to the fight against COVID-19. Emphasizes that our vaccination efforts for hospitals, clinics, large vaccination stations, care facilities, and homebound disabled people have all achieved good results, and calls upon the medical community to further increase capacity and help raise our vaccination coverage.
2021-07-13 Announces that Dr. Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), will once again serve as our Leader's Representative at this year's APEC meetings. Meets with Dr. Chang and asks him to make two proposals at the closed-door APEC Informal Leaders' Meeting on July 16: first, to express our hope that APEC do more to promptly and equitably secure COVID-19 vaccines for its members; and second, to call upon APEC members to uphold the spirit and principles of free trade in order to contribute to the global economic recovery and meet the challenges of a post-pandemic world.
2021-07-12 Attends the flag presentation ceremony for Taiwan's delegation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Cheers on our athletes, and expresses hope that these Olympics show humanity's determination to combat COVID-19 and spur our collective fighting spirit. Encourages our athletes to achieve breakthrough performances that inspire Taiwan and the world.
2021-07-06 Delivers remarks addressing disease prevention efforts and progress on COVID-19 vaccines, stating that Taiwan will soon have acquired over 7 million vaccine doses. Says that we have already begun expanding Taiwan's vaccination drive, and will use the most convenient and familiar systems and channels to make the vaccination process smooth and orderly. Adds that people need to be vaccinated to produce antibodies, that all available vaccines provide protection, and that as more people are vaccinated, Taiwan gets closer to achieving our goal of herd immunity, which is the only way we can get back to life as normal.
2021-06-29 Delivers remarks on the national pandemic response and resumption of bilateral talks with the United States under the Taiwan-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). Reminds citizens to be on alert for the infectious and deadly Delta variant of COVID-19. States that talks under TIFA will convene tomorrow for the first time in five years, marking an important step forward for Taiwan's international trade. Says that as the platform for institutionalized trade dialogue between Taiwan and the US, TIFA provides a foundation on which we can build a more robust bilateral economic partnership. Notes that tomorrow's TIFA talks include the streamlining of import and export procedures for medical supplies as a key item, and says that collaboration in this area would be of considerable help to us at this stage of our pandemic response. 
2021-06-25 Confers the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon upon William Brent Christensen, Director of the Taipei Office of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). Congratulates Director Christensen for achieving the goals he set out upon his arrival, and recounts the achievements made during his tenure, including the renaming of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs to the Taiwan Council for US Affairs, the loosening of restrictions on travel by senior US officials to Taiwan, the expansion of the Global Cooperation and Training Framework (GCTF) in scope and theme, and the recent provision of vaccine doses by the US to Taiwan. States that these concrete achievements reflect the deepening Taiwan-US relationship and show that we are indeed real friends making real progress.
2021-06-20 Delivers remarks on the national pandemic response and progress in obtaining vaccines, and thanks the US government for providing Taiwan with 2.5 million vaccine doses. Says that when Taiwan has been faced with serious challenges, Japan and the US have shown their true friendship by extending a helping hand. States that Taiwan has obtained over 4.85 million vaccine doses to date, with more shipments of previously purchased vaccines to follow, and that the administration will continue to prioritize efforts to obtain more vaccines.   
2021-06-18 Meets with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) Chairman Dr. Mark Liu (劉德音) and Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) founder Terry Gou (郭台銘) to exchange views on planned negotiations to purchase vaccines from BioNTech, and expresses thanks for their cooperation. States that the government will make every effort to obtain more vaccines, with relevant agencies helping to complete authorization procedures as soon as possible so that both companies can obtain 5 million vaccine doses each from the original manufacturer. Given that vaccine negotiations can be quite complex, involving national public health and vaccine policy as well as commercial concerns, we hope the government and private sector can work together to overcome obstacles and complete these purchases.
2021-06-15 In remarks on vaccination and pandemic response efforts, thanks local governments for their cooperation and front line personnel for their hard work. Encourages qualified older citizens to get vaccinated as soon as possible, and thanks civil society and the private sector for their enthusiasm in helping to provide medical resources. Says that the government will continue working to distribute equipment to help lower the mortality rate and incidence of severe illness. States that an economic relief package is being rolled out, and asks qualified individuals and business owners in need to apply for relief as soon as possible, adding that the government will continue to review and revise relief programs so that we can all overcome Taiwan's current challenges.
2021-06-11 In remarks about the pandemic response, expresses deep sorrow and regret for those who have been infected with or have lost their lives due to COVID-19. Emphasizes that Taiwan's disease prevention team is devoting all its efforts to slowing the spread of the virus and lowering the mortality rate and incidence of severe illness. Says that the central and local governments, along with the public, will continue to make adjustments to optimize our pandemic response strategy and ensure that Taiwan defeats this virus. Adds that domestically developed vaccines must undergo a stringent testing process in order to obtain authorization for emergency use, and says that the government will follow international scientific standards and ensure strict oversight over the process in order to protect the health and safety of everyone in Taiwan.
2021-06-07 Delivers remarks about the national pandemic response on the eve of the Dragon Boat Festival, warning that travel around Taiwan during the holiday could cause COVID-19 cases to spike and endanger communities and families. Calls directly on citizens to remain in place and forego travel, and expresses confidence that we can overcome Taiwan's current challenges. 
2021-06-06 Meets US Senators Tammy Duckworth, Dan Sullivan, and Chris Coons, and thanks them for coming to Taiwan as a concrete gesture expressing bipartisan congressional support for Taiwan. Notes that, with support from the United States and Japan, Taiwan has been able to acquire more COVID-19 vaccine doses, which have greatly aided us in our fight against the pandemic. Expresses confidence that the Taiwan-US partnership will continue to grow in the post-pandemic era and contribute even more to the international community.
2021-06-05 Delivers remarks on the national pandemic response, stating that given the severity of the outbreak in Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has been directed to continue bolstering treatment capacity in order to lower the mortality rate and proportion of critically ill patients. Notes that the CECC has already set up an incident command post to address a cluster of cases at a science park in Miaoli County. Asks Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, and Miaoli County to work together to combat the pandemic by integrating regional disease prevention capabilities, safeguarding public health, and strengthening a line of defense to protect the nation's key industries. Expresses hope that county and city leaders and the central government will strengthen cooperation in order to quickly control the outbreak. 
2021-06-04 Delivers remarks on the national pandemic response and progress in obtaining vaccines. Thanks the Japanese government for providing Taiwan with 1.24 million doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, and the US government for including Taiwan in its global vaccine donation program. States that our government will continue to communicate with relevant countries in our efforts to ensure a stable supply of vaccines.  
2021-05-31 Delivers remarks on pandemic prevention efforts and progress in obtaining vaccines, stating that the government is doing everything possible to speed up the arrival of almost 20 million vaccine doses already ordered from abroad so that people in Taiwan can be vaccinated as soon as possible. Thanks people from throughout society for helping to source vaccine supplies from abroad, and says that the government is happy to work with the private sector to secure more doses. States that government agencies are currently doing all they can to prepare and strengthen national medical resources, and will invest even more resources to ensure vaccination plans are carried out smoothly. Expresses hope that the central and local governments will work together across party lines, and that the public and private sector will cooperate to protect Taiwan.
2021-05-20 Visits the Ministry of National Defense to inspect the National Armed Forces Epidemic Command Center. Commends the military for fully cooperating with disease prevention efforts while maintaining readiness and continuing to stand at their posts. Reminds our brothers and sisters in uniform that staying healthy helps keep the military combat ready, and encourages them to keep our nation and people foremost in their minds as they give their best in their work.
2021-05-20 To show respect for the traditions of indigenous peoples and promote ethnic mainstreaming, signs a pardon for Tama Talum of the Bunun indigenous tribe, who had been convicted on charges related to wildlife hunting. Approved on the first anniversary of the commencement of her second term, the pardon, issued under Article 40 of the ROC (Taiwan) Constitution, exempts Talum from serving his sentence as provided for in the forepart of Article 3 of the Amnesty Act. 
2021-05-18 Visits the Central Epidemic Command Center, and states that vaccines produced domestically as well as doses purchased from abroad are becoming available. Says that everyone in Taiwan will be provided with sufficient protection, and asks citizens not to worry. Also calls for prioritizing medical resources for serious cases, and states that enhanced centralized quarantine facilities will provide care for patients with mild or no symptoms, while medical sheltering capacity will continue to be expanded.  
2021-05-13 Convenes a high-level national security meeting to discuss government agencies' preparations for responding to the changing pandemic situation and possible future scenarios. In post-meeting remarks, explains preparation plans and distribution schedules for vaccination. Emphasizes that Taiwan has ample supplies of disease prevention equipment and daily necessities, and calls on citizens to come together to fight the pandemic and safeguard Taiwan by following all disease prevention measures and precautions.   
2021-05-10 Addresses the Alliance of Democracies (AoD) Foundation's fourth annual Copenhagen Democracy Summit by video. States that, with democratic values under threat by the expansion of authoritarian influence, democracies around the world must stand together to defend our shared values of freedom, the rule of law, and human rights, and work together to ensure the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region. Says that a bilateral investment agreement with Taiwan's international partners would help secure our supply chains and protect our mutual geopolitical and economic interests.
2021-05-07 Visits the Taiwan Women's Center, and states that the government will continue promoting its policy of working together with parents to raise children from birth through the age of six by expanding public childcare and preschool capacity, raising the childcare allowance, and increasing the parental leave allowance to 80 percent of insured salary. Says that the government will continue to promote childcare-friendly policies and optimize environmental factors to make people more willing to marry and raise children.
2021-05-06 Visits the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Centers for Disease Control to thank the national disease control team for their hard work and provide them encouragement. Says that at this key moment in our disease control efforts, everyone should remain alert to changes in the pandemic situation, and calls for unity between central and local governments. States that vaccination gives us more comprehensive protection, with the more people vaccinated, the safer Taiwan will be. Expresses hope that everyone will pull together and work toward our common goal of helping Taiwan make it safely through the challenges of this pandemic.
2021-05-04 Attends the opening ceremony of CYBERSEC 2021 and states that Taiwan is on the front lines of democracy, which makes us not only one of the top cybersecurity battlegrounds in the world, but also a prime cybersecurity training ground. Says that we must turn this challenge into an opportunity by collaborating with like-minded international partners to prosper through our cyberspace endeavors and develop Taiwan's unique advantages. States that the government will continue to strengthen relevant organizations, implement the rule of law, cultivate talent, and support industry, and hopes to work with the private sector to create a resilient, secure, and reliable smart nation. 
2021-05-04 Receives the Halifax International Security Forum's John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service, and accepts the award as a recognition of the accomplishments of all Taiwanese. Emphasizes that Taiwan is defined by our core values of freedom and democracy.
2021-05-03 Visits Shihmen Reservoir in Taoyuan to review water supply contingency plans for an ongoing drought emergency. States that at this critical moment in our efforts to combat the drought, the government will accelerate completion of new water resource development projects, expand dredging efforts, and strengthen water resource infrastructure to address extreme weather trends. Expresses hope that everyone will cooperate with the government's water conservation measures to overcome the challenges of this drought together.
2021-04-30 Signs the Worker Occupational Accident Insurance and Protection Act, and meets with the national model workers for 2021 and their families. Looks forward to the Ministry of Labor serving as a friend and supporter of labor in actively implementing the Act once it comes into force. Thanks all workers, from Taiwan and abroad, for their contributions to Taiwan's society. 
2021-04-29 Attends a ceremony to mark the commissioning of Taiwan's first Chiayi-class offshore patrol vessel, Chiayi, and the naming and launch of the second Chiayi-class patrol vessel, Hsinchu. States that this month's launch of the new 10,000-ton amphibious transport dock and commissioning of the 4,000-ton frigate Chiayi reflect the government's determination to implement, and confidence in, our domestic ship-building program and plans to strengthen our national defense industry development policy. Further states that, starting this year, the word "TAIWAN" will be added to the sides of coast guard vessels, giving our coast guard colleagues greater identification capabilities and helping them carry out law enforcement in safety while demonstrating the determination of the ROC (Taiwan) to conduct intensive training and defend our territorial waters. 
2021-04-27 Travels to Taichung to review emergency anti-drought water resource contingency plans, and states that the government will continue to actively develop water resources to counter Taiwan's most severe drought in 56 years. Thanks government colleagues, local governments, and citizen volunteers for collaborating on projects to fight the drought, and calls on the public to cooperate with water conservation measures so we can overcome this water crisis together. 
2021-04-25 Attends a ceremony marking the launch of the Taichung Metro Green Line, and thanks everyone who has helped build and operate the line for introducing a new era of mobility in Taichung's development. Emphasizes that Taiwan's sense of community and national unity has helped us overcome all challenges, and expresses hope that the central and local governments will work together to create more opportunities for urban development. 
2021-04-23 Visits Miaoli to witness a ceremony of reconciliation (called "sbalay" in the Tayal language) between Tayal indigenous communities in the Skaru watershed and national forest management agencies. Notes that the government has long commemorated the contributions of military veterans who cleared land for Taiwan's numerous forest roads, but neglected the suffering of indigenous peoples whose forests were expropriated. States that the reconciliation ceremony and dedication of a memorial plaza help highlight indigenous peoples' historical perspective, and are part of the critical process of restoring truth and achieving justice. Expresses hope that everyone will work together to ensure the sustainable development of Taiwan's forests. 
2021-04-22 Meets with environmental NGO representatives from a national conference on environmental affairs. States that achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 is both a global and national goal, and that the government will emphasize communication with the public in planning how Taiwan can achieve that goal. Addressing the planned third liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal at Taoyuan's Guantang Industrial Park and the preservation of algal reefs at the site, which is a major topic of concern for environmental groups, states that the government is speeding up its evaluation process and assessing viable solutions, and hopes that everyone can work together to forge a consensus on Taiwan's sustainable development. 
2021-04-22 Attends the opening ceremony of the 2021 Social Design Action Forum, entitled "Sustainability—The Solutions for Our Earth." Notes that we all have a common goal to cut carbon emissions and slow climate change, thereby reducing the resulting impacts and giving humans and all living things a sustainable environment. Says that carbon reduction will prompt profound economic changes, and that Taiwan is plotting a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, both via ongoing energy transformation and by developing systematic strategies to reduce emissions in sectors such as manufacturing, transportation, residential construction, and agriculture.
2021-04-21 Attends the annual Hsieh Nien Fan (謝年飯) banquet hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in Taiwan, the first since AmCham's official name change. Reiterates that her administration will continue to take concrete action to strengthen the close economic partnership between Taiwan and the US, and emphasizes that Taiwan will keep working with like-minded countries to uphold freedom and security in the region while creating an ideal environment for economic recovery and development.
2021-04-17 Attends a public memorial service for the victims of the Taroko Express No. 408 accident of April 2, 2021. Offers incense and flowers for the deceased, and expresses sincere condolences to their families.
2021-04-15 Presides over the 15th meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. Listens to reports, including one on the establishment of a foundation to compensate the Yami (Tao) tribe for the storage of nuclear waste on their reserved lands on Lanyu (Orchid Island). Responding to a committee member's appeal for the removal of nuclear waste from Lanyu, states that the final storage site for nuclear waste is a major national issue, and expresses hope that the foundation will serve as a platform for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and indigenous peoples to engage in discussions on this issue.
2021-04-15 Meets a senior delegation sent by US President Joe Biden, and notes that the delegation's visit highlights the growing partnership between Taiwan and the United States while demonstrating US bipartisan support for Taiwan. Hosts a dinner banquet to welcome former US Senator Christopher Dodd, former Deputy Secretaries of State Richard Armitage and James Steinberg, and the other members of the delegation, and joins them in discussing a range of issues important to our two countries.
2021-04-13 Attends a naming and launch ceremony for the Navy's new amphibious transport dock, Yushan, a name that carries on and symbolizes the ROC (Taiwan) military's spirit of bravery and willingness to overcome all difficulties. Notes that Yushan is our first 10,000-ton amphibious transport dock, enhancing both the Navy's ability to carry out their mission and our overall national defense capabilities. 
2021-04-09 Records a video to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Republic of Honduras. Emphasizes that Taiwan and Honduras are loyal allies as well as important trading partners, and expresses hope that our two nations will further deepen our bilateral partnership, work together to contribute to the international community, and collaborate to improve the wellbeing of citizens in both countries.
2021-04-02 Following the derailment of the Taroko Express No. 408 at the Qingshui Tunnel in Hualien, visits the Central Emergency Operation Center at Taipei Main Station and states that the government will continue all-out rescue efforts while doing everything possible to assist the families of the injured and deceased. Directs the relevant agencies to arrange repairs to restore rail traffic as soon as possible, and to thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident. Expresses hope that the victims will rest in peace and the injured will recover as soon as possible. 
2021-03-31 Attends an annual national awards ceremony honoring professional social workers. Emphasizes that we will continue to hire more social workers and assistants over the coming five years to reduce the burden on social work personnel, and will arrange for security staff at all service centers so that social workers need not be concerned about their personal safety while at work. Pledges that the government will do its utmost to support social work and foster professional expertise in order to continue promoting our professional social work system.
2021-03-30 Meets with Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr. and First Lady Valerie Whipps, and welcomes the forthcoming launch of the Taiwan-Palau travel bubble as a historic moment for cooperation between the two countries. Expresses confidence that the launch of the travel bubble will show the world that safe travel is possible during this stage of the pandemic, and says she looks forward to maintaining close bilateral ties in the post-pandemic era as Taiwan and Palau build a better future together.
2021-03-25 Attends an International Holocaust Remembrance Day event, and states that the scars of the Holocaust remind each of us of our responsibility to ensure such a tragedy never happens again. Emphasizes that we in Taiwan are determined to face up to our past, and are working to promote transitional justice, democratic principles, and human rights. Says that Taiwan will continue to be a force for good and a strong advocate for freedom and democracy as we collaborate with the international community to realize a better, more inclusive, and peaceful future.
2021-03-25 Attends the groundbreaking ceremony for a Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (PSMC) fabrication facility in Tongluo, Miaoli. States that the groundbreaking for PSMC's new fab shows that, in responding to global supply chain trends, Taiwan's semiconductor firms are coming together to protect the nation. Says that the government's designated Six Core Strategic Industries will also continue to leverage our advantages in semiconductors and information and communications technology to develop Taiwan into a center for high-end manufacturing and advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, with the hope of attracting more investment from foreign firms and ensuring that Taiwan is a trustworthy collaborator for our international partners.
2021-03-23 Personally attends a moot court using lay judges at the Shilin District Court to express support for the lay judge system. Says she hopes to continue implementing reforms in order to realize a judicial system of the people.
2021-03-14 Attends a ceremony marking the 91st Traditional Chinese Medicine Day and the 13th Taipei Traditional Chinese Medicine International Forum, and commends traditional Chinese medicine practitioners' contributions to Taiwan. Expresses hope that an integrated Chinese-Western clinical treatment model will continue to make progress to benefit even more patients, and that countries around the world will place more value on traditional medical systems, including traditional Chinese medicine, in the post-pandemic era. Says that this is an opportunity for Taiwan in a field where we have confidence in our expertise.
2021-03-10 Addresses the opening of the EU-Taiwan Supply Chains Forum by video. Notes that Taiwan and the EU are key trading partners, and that emerging global challenges have highlighted the importance of supply chain stability. Expresses hope that Taiwan will continue to work with the EU to weather the pandemic and enhance mutual cooperation in order to build more resilient, diversified, and reliable supply chains that benefit companies in both Taiwan and the EU.
2021-03-09 Meets with directors and supervisors from the National Association of Small & Medium Enterprises, along with local government representatives from the Association and the Small and Medium Enterprise Foundation, Taiwan. Emphasizes that the government is committed to supporting SMEs, and will continue to integrate industry, government, academic, and research capabilities to support their transformation and growth. Says that the government will also facilitate the adoption of technology by SMEs to enhance their digital marketing capabilities and operational sustainability.
2021-03-08 Visits a petroleum depot in Badu under the Army Third (Northern) Regional Support Command as well as the Navy 131st Fleet. Expresses hope that the Ministry of National Defense will continue to upgrade joint operations capabilities among the three branches of Taiwan's military and expand national defense to achieve our strategic objective of multi-domain deterrence.
2021-03-07 Attends the High School Basketball League (HBL) boys' division championship at the Taipei Arena to cheer on the players. After the game, presents the championship trophy and banner to the winning team and commends them on their outstanding performance.
2021-03-06 Speaks via video at the "Feel No Fear" forum held by the Ministry of Health and Welfare to celebrate International Women's Day 2021. Encourages conscientious and determined women in all walks of life to embrace challenges, break gender stereotypes, and help realize gender equality by excelling in their chosen professions and standing out from the crowd.
2021-03-04 Attends a forum in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County for a discussion with young people in the Hakka community about returning to their hometowns. Praises youth who returned home for their commitment to sustaining Hakka culture, and expresses hope that Hakka culture will continue to be passed down to future generations. Visits the Taiwan Hakka Tea Culture Museum in Taoyuan City, and states that the central government will continue to support local municipalities. Looks forward to Taoyuan, Hsinchu, and Miaoli cooperating to implement the Romantic Route 3 policy, and assures local businesses and young people that the central government will give its utmost support to bring new vitality to Hakka communities in those three municipalities.
2021-03-02 Visits Education CoLab and praises its members for bridging long-standing gaps in social and educational development between urban and rural areas, giving those in remote areas educational opportunities equal to or even better than those available to their urban counterparts. Thanks Education CoLab for helping the government address its goal of providing high-quality, equal, and lifelong educational opportunities to all members of society, and pledges that the government will do its utmost to expand and streamline these initiatives.
2021-02-28 Attends a press conference to show government solidarity with farmers, and urges Taiwanese to purchase locally grown pineapples to support domestic agriculture. Says that the government will protect farmers against China's unilateral decision in violation of international trade regulations to suspend imports of Taiwanese pineapples, and will not let farmers suffer repercussions or losses. Emphasizes that with trials come opportunities, and that she hopes to take advantage of this opportunity to open export channels and sell delicious Taiwanese pineapples in more countries. Expresses belief that as long as Taiwanese all pull together, we can solve this problem. 
2021-02-28 Attends the nation's main memorial ceremony marking the 74th anniversary of the 228 Incident and presents a wreath of flowers in memory of the victims of the incident. Emphasizes the need for Taiwanese to face up to our own history while striving to uphold human rights and dignity. Encourages the people of Taiwan never to compromise our belief in democracy and freedom, values key to our continued national development. Calls on all Taiwanese to unite and work together to write our own history, so that the flowers of freedom and democracy will continue to bloom across this beautiful land.
2021-02-28 Visits the Asian New Bay Area Development Project in Kaohsiung, and states that it is a key element of the Great Southern Program that reflects the government's commitment to balancing development between northern and southern Taiwan. Says that by creating industry clusters, the project will also attract high-end and advanced technology firms to the area, making Kaohsiung an important international link in southern Taiwan. 
2021-02-26 Accompanied by Vice President Lai, attends the First General Assembly of the Eighth General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC), where she is elected for another term as GACC chairperson. Expresses hope that the Eighth GACC will instill Taiwanese with confidence in their culture by bringing together sources of local vitality, injecting new life into old traditions, enriching Taiwan's cultural heritage, and strengthening Taiwan's connections with cultures around the world, so that the international community can get to know our country. 
Attends a course completion ceremony for officers and class reunion at the Institute for National Defense and Security Research (INDSR). Praises a plan for active-duty senior officers to conduct exchanges with researchers and experts at INDSR, and expresses hope that the Institute will become a research think tank with close military ties as well as a top think tank in the region. 
2021-02-23 In remarks at the launch of a new solar power system in New Taipei City's Shulin Industrial Park, states that the development of green energy shows Taiwan's determination to implement energy transformation and pursue sustainable development. Says that to maintain industrial competitiveness in the future, the government will work with enterprises to jointly achieve green energy usage goals and maintain the competitive advantages of Made in Taiwan products, and expresses hope that more businesses will install solar energy systems. 
2021-02-20 Attends the 2021 International Mother Language Day: Indigenous Languages Revitalization Awards Ceremony and Development Conference. States that since the passage of the Indigenous Languages Development Act and the National Languages Development Act, our government has devoted more resources to ensuring that people from all ethnic groups across Taiwan have an environment in which to learn and use their mother tongues. Expresses hope that Taiwan's indigenous language policies will have real meaning and impact, and that we can work together to revitalize this important part of Taiwan's cultural heritage.
2021-02-09 Inspects the Port of Taipei's African swine fever quarantine operations, and offers encouragement to government colleagues working there. Says that Taiwan is able to protect and develop our pig farming industry thanks to the round-the-clock efforts of our customs, immigration, quarantine, and security personnel (CIQS) on the front lines. With the Lunar New Year peak season for international parcel deliveries, calls on CIQS personnel to maintain the utmost rigor and highest standards to keep African swine flu out of Taiwan.
2021-02-09 Convenes a high-level national security meeting to coordinate our responses to a range of developing international and regional issues, including Taiwan-US relations, regional security, and the outlook for the global pandemic, and delivers remarks to the nation on these issues after the meeting.
2021-02-08 Visits the Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation (TWSE), and says that as the people of Taiwan came together to fight the pandemic last year, our economy bucked global trends to post positive growth, with both trading volumes and prices of Taiwanese stocks rising. States that in the post-pandemic era, the government will work to ensure that Taiwan maintains its key position in global supply chains and becomes a major center for high-end manufacturing, high-tech R&D, advanced semiconductor manufacturing, and green energy development, as we work together to build a fairer and more sustainable nation. 
2021-02-04 Travels to Kaohsiung ahead of the Lunar New Year to visit the Army 117th Infantry Brigade, Air Force Air Defense and Missile Command 612th Battalion 1st Company, and Army 564th Armor Brigade. Thanks our armed forces for their contributions and dedication to national defense and security, and for helping Taiwanese maintain normal lives. Praises military personnel for their enthusiastic public service work in their free time, which helps further strengthen Taiwan's social security. 
2021-02-01 Visits the Taoyuan-Hsinchu backup water pipeline project and notes that the project was finished ahead of schedule, ensuring stable water supply for both residents and industry in the Hsinchu area while benefiting industrial development and future investor confidence. States that this project, led by the central government in coordination with several local governments, has achieved the policy goal of north-south water transfer in northern Taiwan, proving that through cooperation, regional joint governance can create an even better Taiwan. 
2021-01-29 Attends the first agency affairs meeting of 2021 at the Ministry of the Interior's National Police Agency (NPA). Praises and thanks the police for maintaining public safety while helping to enforce quarantine measures during the pandemic. Encourages the NPA in their continued principal crime-fighting mission and in supporting the fight against COVID-19 while creating a high-quality work environment for junior police officers.
2021-01-25 Visits northern area units under Army Special Forces Command and Songshan Radar Station on Yangmingshan to show appreciation for the military's dedication. Thanks military personnel for working around the clock to guard Taiwan's waters and airspace so that Taiwanese can enjoy a normal lifestyle and peace of mind over the Lunar New Year holiday. Encourages troops to maintain robust daily training routines and perform their duties to the highest possible standard.
2021-01-23 Takes part in a Taiwan-Japan friendship event at Taipei 101 via video. Emphasizes that for over a decade, Taiwan and Japan have sustained our friendship through mutual concern and assistance, and that, although temporarily separated by the pandemic, we will work together to overcome this challenge. States that Taiwan will continue to encourage and support our Japanese friends, and looks forward to an enduring friendship between our nations.   
2021-01-23 Attends Taiwan Counseling Psychologist Union Congress, and praises the expertise of counseling psychologists as an indispensable asset in Taiwan's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Expresses hope that psychologists will continue to partner with the government to carry out disease prevention work while caring for the public's mental health, working together to safeguard Taiwan.
2021-01-22 Visits the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCSIST) aerospace park in Minxiong Township, Chiayi County, and the nearby drone AI R&D center. Expects that the combination of central government resources, national-level technical capabilities, and the advantages of Chiayi's location will make this county into the nation's most comprehensive drone development cluster. Expresses hope to attract talented personnel to the park so that the integration of technologies from NCSIST and private companies will spur more opportunities for innovation. 
2021-01-15 Visits the Army 54th Engineering Group, Air Force Air Defense and Artillery Command, and Flight Training Command of the Army Aviation and Special Forces Command. Reiterates that as commander in chief, she will continue to give Taiwan's armed forces her utmost support, and hopes that improved equipment and infrastructure will assure the military of the government's support and concern, while also encouraging more people to enlist.
2021-01-14 Meets with US Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Kelly Craft via videoconference, and thanks the United States and Ambassador Craft for their staunch support for Taiwan. Expresses regret that Ambassador Craft was unable to travel to Taiwan, but says she hopes to welcome the ambassador here in the future. Emphasizes that Taiwan is a force for good, and that we are able and determined to contribute to the international community. Says that moving forward, the people of Taiwan will keep striving to participate in the United Nations and UN-affiliated meetings and events, and continue to show that Taiwan is a vital partner to the world.
2021-01-12 Speaks with President-elect Surangel Whipps Jr. of the Republic of Palau via video call. Congratulates President-elect Whipps on his election victory, and expresses hope that Taiwan and Palau will continue to expand and deepen their partnership.
2021-01-08 Visits the Affiliated Preschool of Hsinchu Municipal San Min Primary School and learns about the nutritious school lunch program. Emphasizes that the government takes food safety issues very seriously, and has the experience, ability, and determination to ensure food safety. Says that as we resolve cross-border trade issues, farmers can rest assured that the government will continue to take proactive measures to make local agricultural products more competitive.
2021-01-07 Attends ceremony marking the completion of new staff training at the Ministry of Justice Investigation Bureau, and emphasizes the need for a comprehensive approach to national security work. Says that in the new year, the international situation will continue to change dramatically and the effects of the global pandemic will persist, so Investigation Bureau personnel must continue to hone their expertise, keep up with the latest developments, and actively work with the international community so that no crime goes undetected. Calls on Investigation Bureau personnel to act with integrity in enforcing the law and to remember their core mission while working together to maintain national security.
2021-01-04 Attends ceremony for the launch of the farmer pension system. States that implementation of the Farmer Pension Act gives Taiwan a comprehensive pension system, and makes farming an occupation that provides retirement benefits and peace of mind in old age. Expresses hope that the system can attract more young people to return to their hometowns to work on farms, bringing new vitality to local agriculture.
2021-01-01 Delivers her 2021 New Year's Address, thanking all citizens for uniting to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and helping Taiwan achieve the normal lifestyle that the world has been longing for. States that as president, her most important responsibility in 2021 is to ensure that everyone can live a normal life and that we move forward with the global economic recovery. Says that in complex and ever-changing global circumstances, Taiwan will stay resilient and overcome the many challenges we face.
2020-12-30 Attends groundbreaking ceremony for a social housing project for police and firefighting personnel. States that the formal launch of this construction project, the first of its kind in Taiwan, shows the government's determination to care for our police and firefighting colleagues. Directs relevant departments to continue their efforts and complete construction on schedule and as planned.
2020-12-29 Presides over the 14th meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee, the first meeting of the third-term Committee. Reiterates that the Committee must not only end the historical legacy of pain and injustice, but must also continue to define Taiwan's culture and future through the perspectives of our indigenous peoples. Looks forward to making further meaningful changes through this platform.
2020-12-21 Attends the 11th National Science and Technology Conference, and states that the Six Core Strategic Industries program will leverage our existing foundation to make Taiwan a center for high-end manufacturing, high-tech R&D, advanced semiconductor manufacturing processes, and green energy development. Says that under our vision for a more innovative, inclusive, and sustainable Taiwan in 2030, we will promote scientific and technological development, using technology to enhance quality of life and respond to new societal needs while creating a people-centered, smart society.
2020-12-20 Visits Taitung to attend the opening of the fully electrified South Link Line, and states that convenient transport will help eastern Taiwan's tourism industry and balance urban and rural development. States that the government still has a series of measures to upgrade eastern Taiwan's rail transport system that will shorten commute times and increase freight volume, making it more convenient for residents of eastern Taiwan to get around while giving more domestic and foreign travelers a chance to get to know eastern Taiwan.
2020-12-18 Visits Zuoying Military Harbor in Kaohsiung to inspect our navy's combat readiness and patrol vessels. Praises naval personnel for their efforts and dedication in protecting our territorial waters. Reiterates that we will continue to produce more sophisticated vessels to support naval personnel in carrying out their missions, and reminds them to take care of their health and continue to safeguard our territorial waters.
2020-12-18 Attends ceremony marking the reactivation of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, National Airborne Service Corps (NASC), and the opening of a new NASC hangar and base in Kaohsiung. Emphasizes that the government will provide NASC personnel with requisite support and sufficient staffing. Says that central government ministries and agencies will also work with local governments to promote disaster prevention guidance and education to reduce the need for rescue operations caused by human factors, which will allow our NASC colleagues to complete their missions safely and smoothly while protecting our people and territory.
2020-12-16 Responds to written questions submitted by the Cornell Law Forum, sharing Taiwan's success in preventing the spread of COVID-19 with the international community.
2020-12-15 Attends ceremony marking the naming and launch of the first upgraded Tuo Chiang-class missile corvette and delivery of the first rapid minelayer. States that the occasion demonstrates our resolve to defend Taiwan's territorial waters, as well as our research and development capabilities in national defense. Says that domestic vessel production, part of our policy for developing an indigenous defense sector, benefits the nation by upgrading combat capabilities, cultivating future R&D talent, and stimulating the domestic defense industry. States that the domestic production of naval vessels has a bright future, and that she will continue to work with everyone to achieve our goals.  
2020-12-12 Attends a press conference for the premiere of a Discovery Channel program about Taiwan's pandemic response called "Beating COVID-19," and praises the documentary for capturing our story of national unity. Shares her view that the program will help the world understand Taiwan's efforts and contributions to the international community in healthcare rights, that Taiwan can help and is helping, and that increased understanding will garner more international support. Issues reminder that disease prevention is a battle with no days off, and asks people to pull together and continue their efforts.
2020-12-11 Attends joint ceremony marking delivery of the first Anping-class patrol corvette Anping, the naming and launch of the second corvette Cheng Kung, and the delivery of a 35-ton patrol boat. States that the plan to develop and build marine patrol vessels is on schedule, meeting approved specifications, proceeding smoothly, and even making unprecedented progress. Says that the domestic production of over 100 vessels will give our frontline law enforcement colleagues more functional and safer vessels, driving the development and upgrade of Taiwan's shipbuilding industry while highlighting the Coast Guard's resolve to enforce the law and determination to protect the nation's territorial waters.
2020-12-10 Addresses the 2020 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award ceremony via video, and emphasizes that Taiwan is determined to play a more proactive role in promoting international human rights. States that we also hope to work together with our global partners to promote education about human rights ideals, so that our shared beliefs will flourish and bear fruit around the world.
2020-12-10 Attends the Taiwan Human Rights "Upgrade" event, and praises the achievements of the National Human Rights Commission in raising awareness of human rights across government agencies and spurring the implementation of human rights values. Expresses hope that through international collaboration, we can show Taiwan's commitment to human rights to the world, and continue to bring our human rights work in line with global standards.
2020-12-10 Delivers remarks at the virtual year-end celebration of the Hudson Institute, a think tank based in Washington, DC, and states that as we look back at a year full of challenges and opportunities, Taiwan now stands on stronger footing, having taken extensive action to strengthen our democracy, enhance our defense capabilities, and provide for greater economic security in order to ensure a better future. Emphasizes that Taiwan is a powerful example of freedom, democracy, and free markets, which holds profound significance for the entire Indo-Pacific region, and expresses determination to continue progress in this direction. 
2020-12-09 Invited by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to deliver an address via video at the 2020 NDI Celebration of Democracy Gala, stating that Taiwan understands freedom and democracy cannot be taken for granted. Says that Taiwan and the United States are both friends and partners, and that both major US parties have shown a strong consensus on strengthening Taiwan-US relations and deepening our connection based on shared values. States that this gives the people of Taiwan confidence that when our countries seek new areas for cooperation, our bilateral friendship grows even stronger.
2020-12-08 Speaks at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Taiwan-US-Japan Trilateral Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue. States that in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan stands ready to help those in need. Expresses hope for working together to tackle the threats and challenges that beset our region and the world through greater trilateral engagement and strengthening mutually beneficial partnerships.
2020-12-04 Receives the International Pioneer Award for Leadership from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and delivers a speech via video. Emphasizes that, as president, she will continue to preserve and defend Taiwan's democracy, freedoms, and way of life. Expresses hope for negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with the United States, Taiwan's most important security ally; further enhancing our close economic and trade partnership; and continuing to stand strong to defend democracy and freedom around the world together.
2020-11-30 Meets representatives from the winners of the 22nd National Golden Award for Architecture and the 17th National Brand YuShan Award. States that in the post-pandemic era as global supply chains are realigned, Taiwan needs to burnish the "Made in Taiwan" (MIT) brand once again and bring innovative capabilities to all industries to achieve an "MIT upgrade" so that Taiwan can seek broader markets and more possible cooperative business opportunities. 
2020-11-24 Attends a ceremony marking the beginning of production for our indigenous submarines, which she notes is significant in three ways: to crush disinformation, demonstrate the government's determination to promote self-defense capabilities, and show the world Taiwan's strong determination to safeguard our sovereignty. We are confident that we will see tremendous benefits from our indigenous submarine production to bolster our national defense capabilities.
2020-11-23 Together with Vice President Lai, attends the first advisory conference for the 2030 Bilingual Nation policy and states that English ability is essential for Taiwan to engage with the world. Expresses hope that our younger generations will be more confident in going out into the world through the government's promotion of the 2030 Bilingual Nation policy.
2020-11-21 Together with Vice President Lai, attends the 2020 Presidential Office Concert, "Dawn‧Kaohsiung," at the National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), joining the public for a musical feast. Expresses hope that the sound of Taiwan will inspire the world.
2020-11-17 Attends the 2020 AmCham Taipei Annual General Meeting, and expresses hope for the signing of a bilateral trade agreement (BTA) to further allow Taiwan and the US to capitalize on the complementary nature of our industries, and create more business opportunities that can ultimately build an even stronger economic partnership between Taiwan and the US.
2020-11-17 Visits the Zhi-Hang Air Base in Taitung to present a Presidential Citation to Captain Chu Kuan-meng, an ROCAF pilot from the Seventh Flight Tactical Wing, for the dedication and sacrifices he made to protect the country.
2020-11-16 Delivers a speech via video for the opening ceremony of the 2020 Conference of the Overseas Community Affairs Council. Emphasizes that the government will continue to bring more vitality and innovation to overseas community affairs work to have a greater impact. We will also continue bringing the overseas Taiwanese communities together to raise Taiwan's international profile, allowing those communities to grow, and extend Taiwan's national power around the world. 
2020-11-11 Attends the 2020 Energy Summit Forum and states that for Taiwan to transform its energy industry, the government will assess the production capacity of green energy supply chains while leveraging the technology and experience of advanced green energy nations, and collaborate with international partners to pursue global markets and create "multi-win" situations. Expresses hope that all counties and cities continue to make progress and seek opportunities for energy industry transformation.
2020-11-03 Attends the award presentation ceremony for the 29th National Award of Outstanding SMEs and the 22nd Outstanding Overseas Taiwanese SMEs Award. States that SMEs have always been pillars of Taiwan's economy and a powerful force to support Taiwan's continuous progress. The government will continue to offer incentives and subsidies, encourage innovative enterprise research and development, and introduce more smart applications. We will also continue to participate in regional economic integration, and help Taiwanese companies to venture into emerging and New Southbound Policy markets to better protect their investments in foreign countries. 
2020-10-31 As the recent US presidential election and the fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China will have a profound impact on China-US ties and cross strait relations, President Tsai directed the National Security Council to form a task force to monitor relevant situations and developments and prepare responses and deployments in advance. Convenes a high-level national security meeting, and issues directives regarding stabilizing cross-strait relations, the stability and security of domestic politics and economics, and future economic development. States that to address the challenges of completely new circumstances and possibilities, and based on the principle of upholding and defending the values of democracy and freedom, the government will continue to deepen and consolidate Taiwan-US relations and staunchly maintain peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. This administration has the confidence and capabilities to respond to all different situations, and the public can rest assured.
2020-10-29 Attends the premiere of a short film honoring Taiwan's veterans and a general assembly celebrating the 66th anniversary of the Veterans Affairs Council (VAC) and the 42nd Veterans Day. Affirms that our veterans support society through good deeds, the military loves the people and the people respect the military, and that being a soldier even for a single day is an honor for life. Expresses hope that the VAC will continue to provide veterans with counselling and job training, and use local veterans service offices as a platform to promote close cooperation among the central and local governments and non-government social welfare organizations to provide veterans with more comprehensive care and services.
2020-10-26 Attends a press conference where Microsoft announces a new investment project in Taiwan. Commends Microsoft for increasing their investment in Taiwan and says that Microsoft is one of Taiwan's best partners to join forces and pursue global markets, as well as a key force in expanding Taiwan-US collaboration. Microsoft's latest Taiwan investment project can also strengthen the Taiwan-US partnership across the board and will definitely benefit both sides.
2020-10-25 Attends the 2020 Taipei Hakka Yimin ("virtuous people") Festival worship service. States that over the past few years, the government has been promoting industrial development in Hakka villages and reviving the glory of Hakka culture. Adds that the government will promote a Hakka language revival and encourage people to speak Hakkanese at home and in daily life so that the Hakka language and culture can be passed on to future generations.  
2020-10-23 Shares Taiwan's success in preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the 2020 Global Health Forum in Taiwan and emphasizes that Taiwan will continue to share our healthcare expertise with the international community. States that "Taiwan can help, and Taiwan is helping," and regardless of how daunting the challenges of the future may be, Taiwan will always actively cooperate with the international community, and work together to achieve global health for all.
2020-10-17 Thanks our citizens at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Citizens Sports Games for their efforts to carry out disease prevention measures, which allowed Taiwan to become the first country in the world to play professional baseball and hold national sports events open to all Taiwanese. Expresses hope that through the Citizens Sports Games, we can promote diverse sport activities and a physically active lifestyle.
2020-10-16 Attends the second session of the Taiwan Machine Tool & Accessory Builders' Association's fifth general meeting. States that the government will continue to implement the Relief 3.0 plan to stabilize industrial production and employment opportunities for our labor force, which will not just help us survive the current challenge, but will also help make Taiwan an indispensable force in global supply chains.  
2020-10-14 Attends the opening ceremony of Energy Taiwan 2020 where she notes that our efforts to develop renewable energy have begun to yield substantive results, and that by the year 2025 we expect to generate NT$1 trillion in investments, NT$1.2 trillion in output value, and 20,000 job opportunities. The government will take advantage of this development opportunity to make Taiwan a green energy development center for Asia.
2020-10-13 Visits the Leshan Radar Station to inspect the air force surveillance warning center and air defense wing to show support and offer encouragement for the service men and women who stick to their posts around the clock high in the mountains. Praises them for their role as the unsung "eyes defending the skies," safeguarding the nation's security and giving other dedicated military countering units an advantage so they can successfully resist air threats.
2020-10-12 Delivers a speech via video for the opening ceremony of the Czech Republic's 24th Forum 2000 Conference. Notes that as we face one of the greatest challenges in human history—the COVID-19 pandemic—a fundamental issue we must address is safeguarding our democratic system and way of life. Emphasizes that the partnership between Taiwan and the Czech Republic will constantly be renewed, and democracy and freedom will serve as the basis for our economic prosperity. Thanks the Czech Republic for supporting Taiwan and expresses her belief that only through working together and helping each other, can we achieve our goal of safeguarding and furthering democracy and freedom.
2020-10-10 Attends the ROC's 109th Double Tenth National Day Celebration, and delivers an address entitled "2020 Proud of Taiwan." Talks about Taiwan's pandemic prevention success and contributions to the world, economic strategies for new circumstances, strong national defense capabilities to maintain national security and proactive participation in regional collaboration, and expresses hope that our citizens will unite and cooperate to overcome challenges together.
2020-10-08 Delivers a speech via video at the opening of the 2020 Yushan Forum: Asian Dialogue for Innovation and Progress, where she explains Taiwan's concrete achievements in containing the COVID-19 pandemic and promoting the New Southbound Policy. Emphasizes that since taking office, she has been proactively working with regional partners in the spirit of "Taiwan helps Asia, and Asia helps Taiwan," hoping to foster sustainability and share responsibilities to forge a resilient future together.
2020-10-07 Accompanied by Vice President Lai Ching-te, attends the burial service for former President Lee Teng-hui to pay her last respects. 
2020-10-06 Visits the 6th Combined Wing of the ROC Air Force, where she praises our officers and troops for building a solid wall of defense to maintain national security, giving our citizens confidence. Expresses hope that in facing China's diplomatic suppression and military coercion, and deliberate manipulation by certain parties, our military will show streamlined combat abilities and demonstrate our belief and determination to defend our homeland, not ceding an inch of our sovereign territory or relinquishing our democratic freedoms so that rumors and falsehoods are dispelled.
2020-10-05 Attends groundbreaking and blessing ceremony for the Nanfangao Bridge reconstruction project. States that all reconstruction work must be completed on schedule and to specification, and the government will revitalize Nanfangao's fishing industry and tourism, and continue to enhance the safety management of bridges throughout Taiwan.
2020-09-30 Attends the Taiwan Design Expo 2020 opening ceremony. States that design capabilities are a national strength and that design can change urban living and drive industrial innovation. Expresses hope that in the future, the world will know not only about products "Made in Taiwan," but also those "Designed in Taiwan."
Attends a documentary premiere on Taiwan's response to COVID-19 and a presentation of medals to individuals and organizations for their roles in combating the pandemic. States that with science and technology, pandemic prevention experience, and a democratic society with open and transparent information, Taiwan can protect our citizens' health and is able to help other countries. Thanks everyone combatting COVID-19 for their efforts that have made Taiwan one of the safest places in the world.
2020-09-26 Visits The Third Air Force Logistics Command, an army engineer training center, and the Navy Underwater Operations Unit in Kaohsiung to show appreciation for their hard work and praises military personnel for protecting our citizens. Emphasizes that the government will take steps to increase remuneration and improve living conditions for our military personnel, and to promote our national self-defense capabilities. States that as commander-in-chief of the Republic of China's armed forces, she will work alongside our men and women in uniform to make serving in the military a point of pride.  
2020-09-22 Inspects and conveys greetings to the armed forces units in Penghu on the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Thanks our brothers and sisters in uniform for honorably standing at their posts on the front line of our national security. Emphasizes that our men and women in uniform are an elite force that can defend the nation, and are capable and determined to safeguard our national territory and uphold regional peace.
2020-09-22 Attends Taiwan's very first EU Investment Forum. Emphasizes that Taiwan is ready to become one of the EU's top partners in the ICT, biotech, health and mobility sectors. Expresses hope that Taiwan and the EU can negotiate a bilateral investment agreement based on our solid existing foundation, moving our strong partnership forward.
2020-09-20 Attends the Urban Renewal Expo 2020. States that a major issue facing the government is to solve the growing problem of dangerous and old buildings to bring a new look to our cities, so that the Taiwanese people can enjoy a better living space. Emphasizes that the government's principles in promoting related policies are: easy integration, clear incentives, and accelerated reviews. Expresses hope that the business community and the government will work together to create a safer, more pleasant living environment for our citizens.2
2020-09-19 Accompanied by Vice President Lai Ching-te, attends the memorial service for former President Lee Teng-hui, shows appreciation for former President Lee's dedication and states that the legacy of President Lee will never be forgotten. His spirit will guide the nation and the people of Taiwan as we continue along the path of democracy, freedom, diversity and openness, acting as a force for good in the world.
2020-09-18 Holds a banquet for a delegation led by Keith Krach, US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment. Welcomes and thanks Mr. Krach for leading senior officials from the US Department of State to Taiwan. This visit reflects the US government's stance in support of a democratic Taiwan and enables Ta iwan and the United States to conduct in-depth discussions about furthering their cooperative relationship.
2020-09-18 Meets with the Japanese delegation that will attend the memorial service for former President Lee Teng-hui. Thanks former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori for leading the delegation and making a special trip to Taiwan again, and for the deep friendship they have shown to former President Lee and Taiwan. Expresses hope that through our joint efforts, Taiwan and Japan will continue to enhance cooperation in all areas and further strengthen bilateral relations.
2020-09-15 Attends a reception for the 199th anniversary of the independence of Central America, and thanks our diplomatic allies in Central America for working with us to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Emphasizes that Taiwan will continue to utilize its strengths to share and safeguard freedom together with its diplomatic partners and the international community in a wide variety of ways.
2020-09-11 Visits two air force defensive missile batteries, where she praises our officers and troops for protecting Taiwan’s skies, keeping them safe and secure so that people can live in peace and without fear, even in the face of recent regular harassment by PRC aircraft and frequent military exercises. Reiterates our belief and determination to defend our homeland, not ceding an inch of our sovereign territory or relinquishing our democratic freedoms.
2020-09-08 Addresses the Ketagalan Forum - 2020 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue, where she states that as we face daunting security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region, we are committed to the key beliefs that "helping ourselves enables us to help others" and "when we help ourselves, others will help us." Security and economic development are intimately related, and like-minded countries must achieve economic integration and not seek short-term solutions with those who do not share our values and ideals. After the current pandemic eventually recedes, the solidarity we develop through our efforts to create a free, open and prosperous region will continue to be a force in the future.
2020-09-07 Heads for Baojhong Yimin Temple in Hsinchu County, where she attends the Yimin Festival celebrations to commemorate the sacrifices and contributions of the Yimin ancestors to our homeland. States that the spirit of loyalty and righteousness was most important for the departed Yimin militiamen. They did not hesitate to shed their blood to defend their hometown and show their "loyalty," or sacrifice their lives to protect their families and show their sense of "righteousness." The Yimin spirit is the Taiwan spirit, and Yimin cultural convictions are an important part of Taiwan culture, so we must continue to pass on this spirit and culture.
2020-09-06 Attends national Lawyers' Day celebrations, and expresses hope that with the passing of amendments to the Attorney Regulation Act and the Citizen Judges Act, lawyers can work together across generations and transcend county and city boundaries to provide the government with more suggestions on legal work, and express their expertise, experience, and the people’s voices they have heard on the front lines to deepen our judicial reform and continue to respond to the needs of the public.
2020-09-05 Attends the 40th anniversary celebration of the Federation of Taiwan Pharmacists Associations, and thanks the pharmacists for jointly creating a historic breakthrough with their name-based face mask rationing system during the pandemic. Expresses hope that our pharmacists will continue to contribute to building the long-term healthcare network and upgrading telemedicine quality, working with the government to safeguard public health.
2020-09-03 Accompanied by Vice President Lai Ching-te, awards the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon posthumously to late Czech Senate President Jaroslav Kubera, and meets with incumbent Senate President Miloš Vystrčil at the Presidential Office. Expresses that this decoration is more than just an expression of our great respect for former Senate President Kubera, but also highlights the friendly relations between Taiwan and Czech, and the spirit of democratic values that our countries share and uphold.
2020-08-28 Issues remarks regarding international trade, stating that she has instructed the relevant ministries to set permissible ractopamine residue levels for imported pork, and ease restrictions on the import of beef from US cattle aged 30 months or older based on the prerequisite of ensuring the health of our citizens, and in accordance with scientific evidence and international standards. Emphasizes that at this point, the government has concluded that the further easing of restrictions on imports of beef and pork from the US is a decision that is consistent with our overall national interests and future strategic development goals. It is also a decision that promotes Taiwan-US relations, satisfies food safety standards, and ensures that the incomes of pig farmers are not adversely affected. The government will implement stringent safety controls, strengthen quarantine and inspection procedures for imported meat products, and implement food product labeling regulations. Asks everyone to take this courageous step forward together so that the nation can move toward a better future.  
2020-08-28 Attends F-16 maintenance center inauguration ceremony and states that to defend the sovereignty of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and maintain regional peace and stability, we cannot bow to pressure and must have strong national defense capabilities. The new maintenance center will significantly reduce maintenance time and increase fighter jet availability, ensuring air superiority on the front line of national defense. More participation by more companies will help strengthen our self-defense capabilities and upgrade our aerospace industry technologies, enhancing Taiwan's status in international aerospace supply chains.
2020-08-27 Invited by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, a think tank based in Canberra, to deliver a virtual address at the Indo-Pacific Leaders Dialogue session and field written questions from the participants. Emphasizes that Taiwan is a thriving democracy with our own government and free elections where our people can choose their own leaders; our own military and democratic institutions, which has never been under Beijing's jurisdiction; and that the future of Taiwan is to be decided by the people of Taiwan, something we have always insisted on. We are committed to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, and open to discussions with China as long as they contribute to a beneficial relationship, and are based on four principles: peace, parity, democracy and dialogue.
2020-08-23 Attends activities to mark the 62nd anniversary of the August 23 Artillery War at the Taiwushan Martyrs' Shrine in Kinmen. On behalf of the government and people of Taiwan, lights incense and presents a wreath to commemorate and pay respects to the brave officers and soldiers who gave their lives for their country.
2020-08-19 Attends the August monthly meeting of the Third Wednesday Club, and states that considering the overall post-pandemic situation and the mutual consideration and support shown by labor and management, the Basic Wage Commission has decided in favor of a slight increase in the basic wage. In the future, the government will further promote a financial relief program (a second special budget increase to further fund Taiwan's COVID-19 response program), hoping that the business community and the government will work hand-in-hand to weather the challenges ahead, and vigorously pursue innovation and transformation so that we can outpace the global competition in the post-pandemic era.
2020-08-12 At the invitation of US-based think tanks, the Hudson Institute and the Center for American Progress (CAP), participates in a videoconference on the theme "President Tsai Ing-wen Discusses the Diplomatic, Security and Economic Challenges Facing Taiwan," delivering a speech entitled "Protecting Taiwan as a bastion of freedom in the Indo-Pacific."
2020-08-11 Attends the opening ceremony of CYBERSEC 2020, where she stresses that the government is actively promoting key objectives including speeding up the establishment of a digital development agency, strengthening the information security of our core strategic industries and the government's key infrastructure, implementing cybersecurity applications, and continuing to upgrade Taiwan's overall digital strength. We are also building a cybersecurity industry that integrates our digital strength with national security, and cybersecurity systems and industrial chains that the world can trust.
2020-08-10 Meets with US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar, and states that we look forward to making substantial progress on joint efforts to develop and produce vaccines and drugs. Expresses confidence that our joint efforts will lead to even more breakthroughs and greater achievements in disease prevention and exchanges in all areas, and work together to contribute to peace, stability, and development in the Indo-Pacific.
2020-08-09 Meets with a delegation from Japan, and thanks them for making a special trip to Taiwan to pay their respects to former President Lee Teng-hui. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Japan will have even more opportunities for cooperation in information sharing about the pandemic, research and development of vaccines and drugs, and exchanges of medical professionals, and that the Taiwan-Japan friendship will also continue to grow closer.
2020-08-03 Presides over a press conference to announce that David T. Lee (李大維) will be the new Secretary-General to the President. In response to recent concerns regarding amendments to the Company Act involving several legislators, expresses hope that the judicial branch will neither malign the innocent nor let the guilty go free. Reiterates that the goal of governance is to make Taiwan better. Our government officials must be vigilant, hold ourselves to the highest standards, take responsibility for our behavior, and never lose the people's trust in government due to momentary negligence.
2020-08-01 Attends a forum marking the 26th anniversary of the rectification of the official name referring to Taiwan's various indigenous peoples in our Constitution, where she states that the gradual realization of indigenous peoples' rights is an important part of the history of Taiwan's democratic transformation and human rights development. Over the past four years, via the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice Committee and Transitional Justice Committee, we have clarified the historical truth time and time again while opening a social dialogue between ethnic groups. We have also seen all government agencies actively promoting issues concerning Taiwan's indigenous peoples. All these efforts show that Taiwan is moving forward toward the "ethnic mainstreaming" ideal.
2020-08-01 Attends a plaque unveiling ceremony for the National Human Rights Commission. States that after many years of effort, Taiwan has finally set up an independent human rights agency in line with the UN's Paris Principles, moving toward the ideal of a nation founded on human rights, so that we can share with the international community how much we value democracy, freedom, and humans rights. Expresses hope that the Commission will expand on the Control Yuan tradition of "monitoring" to further promote and protect humans rights so that our national human rights mechanisms can mature and the concept of human rights become more deeply rooted in society.
2020-08-01 Pays tribute to former President Lee Teng-hui, accompanied by Vice President Lai, at a memorial event at the Taipei Guest House, where she personally pens a note on the memorial wall that reads: "We will always have you watching over our democracy" to commemorate late President Lee's remarkable contributions to our nation and society.
2020-07-31 Attends the 2020 Taiwan Capital Market Forum. States that the government is planning to turn Taiwan into Asia's center for enterprise capital management and high-end asset management with the hope of attracting more international organizations and capital to Taiwan to inject new momentum into Taiwan's capital market.
2020-07-30 Mourns the passing of former President Lee Teng-hui, and states that he made indispensable contributions to Taiwan's democratization and that his passing is an enormous loss for the nation. Directs the Office of the President and other government agencies to do everything possible to assist the former president's family in making arrangements to ensure that the funeral is conducted with the proper decorum and solemnity.
2020-07-28 Prays at the Tiansheng Temple and Kaihua Temple in Changhua, tastes local delicacies, using both Triple Stimulus Vouchers and cash. Encourages citizens to buy, eat, and shop more so that together we can revive Taiwan's economy. Visits Shuen Der Industry Co. Ltd. (SDI) and China Surgical Dressings Center Co., Ltd (CSD) in Changhua and praises Taiwanese enterprises' creativity, vitality, and fighting spirit. Expresses confidence that when the COVID-19 pandemic passes, Taiwan's industries will be even stronger, playing a pivotal role in international markets, and Taiwan's economy will be even better. 
2020-07-24 Visits San Tai Machinery Manufacturing Co. Ltd. in Chiayi County. States that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has asked the Executive Yuan to thoroughly examine our national strategic materials and basic needs. These materials must, to some degree, be produced domestically to meet our strategic infrastructure and basic national security needs.
2020-07-21 Attends the delivery and christening ceremony of the new marine research vessel. States that the R/V New Ocean Researcher 1 will open up the Kaohsiung–Guam–Palau route and carry out research in typhoon genesis areas in the Western Pacific Ocean, Mariana Trench, and North Equatorial Current. These research efforts will help us understand our environment and respond to disasters, and also contribute to international society and promote regional sustainable development.
2020-07-18 Attends the handover ceremony between outgoing and incoming directors and supervisors of the Asia Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce, where she emphasizes that to help Taiwanese firms return to invest in Taiwan, the government is pushing for a dedicated law to govern repatriated offshore funds to actively integrate services regarding funds, taxation, and investments. In the future, we will actively build high value-added industrial supply chains, drive the upgrade of industrial technology, and make the capital market more dynamic, making Taiwan a center for high-end manufacturing in Asia and a regional capital and wealth management center.
2020-07-17 Heads for a military hospital in Hsinchu to express her condolences on the passing of military personnel killed in a helicopter crash, and her sympathies to their family members. States that the government will do its utmost to take care of and assist the families of the deceased. Asks the Ministry of National Defense to conduct a detailed inquiry into the crash to conduct a critical review and make improvements.
2020-07-16 Inspects a tri-service joint anti-landing operation drill during the 36th Han Kuang military exercises in Taichung, where she thanks our military personnel for braving all trials and hardships and sticking to their posts to fulfill their combat training mission. Praises the excellent cooperation and rapport among different services and military branches to achieve our joint anti-landing operation goals. Reiterates that national security relies on strong national defense, and that military officers and soldiers are at the core of national defense. There is still much work to be done regarding national defense reforms, and we will work together with our national military forces for the future.
2020-07-10 Visits the National Airborne Service Corps under the Ministry of the Interior, where she states that beginning back on July 1, 2020 the government increased recruitment and retention bonuses for pilots and raise hourly wages for flight personnel, airborne division maintenance staff and crew members to thank them for taking great risks and enduring many hardships to protect public safety. In the future, we will speed up the construction of additional bases in Taitung and Taipei’s Songshan to accommodate Black Hawk helicopters as soon as possible. The completion of all the air disaster relief bases around the country will ensure that helicopters nationwide can reach the scene of a disaster within 30 minutes, dramatically increasing domestic air rescue capabilities.
2020-07-09 Attends a general assembly of the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry, where she emphasizes that the government is determined to fully support machinery industry development. We have allocated a special budget of NT$150 billion for economic relief package 2.0, and will propose economic relief package 3.0 shortly. The government will always stand with and take action to support industry.
2020-07-03 Attends a news conference marking the opening of the Taipei 3C Products and Appliances Expo, where she explains that pre-ordering for Triple Stimulus Vouchers has begun, with many companies also promoting special deals. Expresses hope that we will all work together to ramp up economic vitalization and encourage consumption and spending so that all of Taiwan’s industries can regain momentum as soon as possible.
2020-06-30 Attends the launch ceremony for Chunghwa Telecom's 5G service. Expresses hope that by strengthening the industrial ecosystem through capital investments and relaxing regulations, Taiwan can create a key advantageous position in the global 5G era. During a joint media interview following the ceremony, addresses the passage of the Law of the People's Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region by China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, stating that the Beijing authorities have broken their promise that Hong Kong would remain "unchanged for 50 years," which is a disappointment and proves that "one country, two systems" is simply not viable. Says that we support the efforts by the people of Hong Kong to pursue freedom, human rights, and democracy. Adds that through concrete measures, including the launch of the Hong Kong Humanitarian Aid Project and the establishment of the Taiwan-Hong Kong Office for Exchanges and Services by our Mainland Affairs Council, we will provide the people of Hong Kong with further assistance through humanitarian aid and Taiwan-Hong Kong exchanges. 
2020-06-29 Attends an awards ceremony for the Ministry of National Defense Armed Forces Reserve Command to commend their support for face mask production, and on behalf of the people of Taiwan, thanks the heroes from our reservists for their efforts as part of the national face mask team. States that the government will reform the reservist mobilization system based on three principles: the integration of standing and reserve forces, consolidation of reserve mobilization efforts, and interdepartmental cooperation, improving the reserve mobilization system to provide the strongest support for our armed forces.
2020-06-24 Attends a press conference marking the opening of the Presidential Office Building's first floor exhibit areas. Expresses hope that the exhibit theme, "Global Taiwan, the People's Presidential Office" will help visitors recall the collective glory that Taiwan's people have shared over the past few years, show their power, and help Taiwan engage with the world.
2020-06-23 Attends a rank conferral ceremony for high-ranking military officers for the second half of 2020. States that the government will continue to implement national defense reform, accelerate reforms to strengthen our asymmetrical warfare capabilities, and the military's management, reserve, and mobilization systems. Expresses hope that the nation's military leaders will follow through on their original commitment to building a new generation military force.
2020-06-22 Officially nominates the sixth-term Control Yuan President and members, and requests confirmation by the legislature.
2020-06-22 Attends the launch of Taiwan's first indigenous advanced jet trainer, where she states that the jet trainer, codenamed Brave Eagle, is significant in two respects: First, domestic manufacture of our own aircraft has driven great progress and development in the nation’s aerospace industry; second, the research and manufacture of the advanced jet trainer signifies not only the government's commitment to the best training environment for the country's Air Force personnel, but is also a major factor in realizing national defense self-sufficiency. The successful inaugural flight has again made history, 31 years after the maiden flight of the Ching-kuo Indigenous Defense Fighter.
2020-06-20 Joins our fellow citizens to attend an event hosted by the Agricultural Research and Extension Station in the Pingtung and Kaohsiung areas to celebrate Taiwan being officially declared a foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)-free zone. Emphasizes that Taiwan is one of the few countries in Asia that is not affected by the African swine fever epidemic and FMD. Looking forward, we will keep working together to harmonize our pork industry with international standards and regain its place on the world stage.
2020-06-19 Addresses the Copenhagen Democracy Summit via video at the invitation of the Alliance of Democracies. In addition to sharing Taiwan's epidemic prevention experience, points out that as COVID-19 triggers a shakeup in global supply chains and economic strategies, like-minded democracies from around the world should cooperate more closely, and use our economic power to consolidate and strengthen our democracies.
2020-06-12 Attends the release of the Talent Circulation Alliance’s white paper, where she stresses that the government is committed to cultivating more Taiwanese talent with bilingual capabilities and digital skills. By further relaxing restrictions, we hope to bring in more diverse talents from around the world and turn Taiwan into an international talent center to improve our international competitiveness and meet the various challenges of the new era.
2020-06-02 Visits an airborne training center of the ROC Army Aviation and Special Forces Command, where she stresses that we were engaged in necessary military reforms over the past four years and will accelerate development of asymmetric warfare capabilities, reform our military reserve and mobilization systems, and continue to improve our military's management systems. This will not only continuously enhance our military's combat capabilities, but will also attract more and more aspiring young people to join the ranks to defend our nation and make the ROC military a stronger fighting force.
2020-06-02 Presides over the christening and launch ceremony hosted by the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) under the Ocean Affairs Council for Taiwan's first indigenous 4,000-ton patrol vessel, the Chiayi. Expresses hope that the inauguration of this vessel will help ensure the safety of CGA personnel and smooth sailing during law enforcement actions, seagoing patrols, and assisting in relief missions. This will not only strengthen ocean patrol capabilities, but also mark a new chapter in Taiwan's ability to provide medical and rescue services at sea.
2020-05-29 Nominates Huang Jong-tsun (黃榮村), Chou Hung-hsien (周弘憲) and nine people including Chen Chin-seng (陳錦生), Wu Hsin-hsing (吳新興), Yang Ya-hwei (楊雅惠), Wang Hsiu-hung (王秀紅), Chou Lien-siang (周蓮香), Yao Leeh-ter (姚立德), Iwan Nawi (伊萬.納威), Ho Yi-chen (何怡澄), and Chen Tsi-yang (陳慈陽) as 13th-term Examination Yuan President, Vice President, and members, and officially requests confirmation by the legislature.
2020-05-29 Visits Causeway Bay Book and praises owner Lam Wing-kee (林榮基) for his commitment to human rights, freedom, and democracy. States that the government has set up a task force to provide assistance to Hong Kong friends and hopes to work together for the development of freedom and democracy. 
2020-05-26 Speaks with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández by telephone and graciously accepts his congratulations on her re-election. Also exchanges views on further enhancing bilateral cooperation and helping Honduras fight the COVID-19 pandemic. 
2020-05-26 Inspects the Military Police Command's Zhong Zhen Barracks, and urges everyone to work together to create an environment that strikes a balance between military discipline and safeguarding individual rights so that the public has respect for the nation's armed forces, and more young people who aspire to safeguard this nation and its people are motivated to join the military.   
2020-05-20 Sworn in as the ROC 15th-term President and delivers an inaugural address. Together with Vice President Lai, receives congratulations from members of the diplomatic corps and foreign organizations stationed in Taiwan as well as representatives from international organizations. 
2020-05-12 Meets with representatives of the Taiwan Nurses Association and the Taiwan Union of Nurses Association, affirming the contributions and efforts of the healthcare sector as an important force in the national epidemic prevention team. Also states that the Ministry of Health and Welfare has expanded its subsidies and incentives for medical personnel, with benefits to include emergency room physicians and nurses. There will also be COVID-19 bonuses at designated emergency hospitals as well as hospitals treating confirmed cases for their hard work. 
2020-05-08 Hosts a press conference where she announces that incumbent Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) will continue to lead the Cabinet after the inaugural ceremony for her second term. Urges Premier Su and the new administrative team to work together to weather the current pandemic, reinvigorate Taiwan's economy, take care of the people, deepen ongoing reform and balance regional development so that Taiwan can continue to excel.
2020-05-07 Presides over the 13th meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. States that over a little more than three years, efforts to achieve historical and transitional justice for indigenous peoples have been built from the ground up, and have gradually yielded a steady stream of results. After the second-term Committee reaches the end of its term on May 19, a third-term Committee will continue to promote historical justice and transitional justice for indigenous peoples.
2020-05-06 Attends the 39th meeting of the Presidential Office Human Rights Consultative Committee, where she states that the Committee, an ad hoc task force, has concluded its stage task to institutionalize human rights protection, and the Control Yuan National Human Rights Commission will soon be formally established. The government's promotion and protection of human rights will also enter a new stage, and the human rights situation in Taiwan will continue to improve.
2020-05-04 Visits Feastogether Group Co. Ltd. as part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs' economic stimulus plan, where she states that the government has made every effort to control the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health of our citizens while proposing various relief programs, hoping to maintain Taiwan's economic momentum. The government will efficiently provide assistance to individuals and companies and stabilize the public's employment and income as soon as possible. After the outbreak subsides, we can consolidate our strengths and further boost the economy.
2020-04-29 Inspects the cash distribution process for the Ministry of Labor’s relief program for self-employed workers, and praises the Ministry for making quick cash payouts to workers without employers and self-employed workers. Nearly 80% of program applicants, about 700,000 people, have received subsidies with over NT$20 billion approved for disbursement. All ministries and agencies have proposed various relief programs to provide assistance to affected industries through multiple channels, and the government will make an all-out effort to maintain momentum and weather these difficult times so that when the outbreak recedes, we can consolidate our strengths and revive the economy.
2020-04-28 Inspects a training program funded by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) to help workers affected by the epidemic outbreak at Excetek Technologies Co. Ltd. States that after an amendment to the special relief act and an increase in the special budget were passed by the Legislative Yuan, about 1.41 million people have received cash subsidies from the government to date. Corporate loans have reached NT$ 100 billion, and the number of individual loans of NT$ 500,000 continues to grow. Reiterates that whether for relief or future economic revitalization or development, the government will fully support businesses and stand with them.
2020-04-22 Attends a plaque unveiling ceremony to launch the Ministry of Justice’s Cyber Security Investigation Office (CSIO). Affirms that the Fake News Prevention and Control Center under the Investigation Bureau has been upgraded to the CSIO, which will further strengthen the government’s ability to fight various types of cybercrime. Encourages members of the CSIO to make every effort to investigate and crack down cybercrime in accordance with law, continue improving their expertise to keep up with cutting-edge technological developments, and implement early warning, emergency response, and continuous maintenance and operations capabilities for cyber security issues to safeguard Taiwan’s democracy and freedom.
2020-04-22 Apologizes to our citizens for the COVID-19 outbreak on board a naval ship, which caused a breach in epidemic prevention efforts and put our citizens at risk. Stresses that as commander-in-chief, the military's business is her business, and her responsibility. Asks the Ministry of National Defense to clarify the facts, rectify mistakes and fix loopholes in disease prevention procedures as quickly as possible to reassure the public.
2020-04-17 Inspects grain stocks and assures citizens that supplies are ample so there is no need for concern. Encourages the public to eat more domestic agricultural products. Expresses hope that legislators will support passage of the special relief bill and budget currently under negotiation so that together, the government and the people of Taiwan can overcome the challenge posed by the outbreak.
2020-04-16 Visits a branch of Green World Hotels to inspect a training plan undertaken by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) to help workers affected by the epidemic outbreak. Explains the government’s two-pronged approach to address the outbreak: one element is to provide industries with relief fund loans to reduce the financial impact on entrepreneurs; the other is secure employment for workers. The government has combined the resources of the Executive Yuan and the MOL and proposed a series of programs to provide laborers with all-round assistance to address livelihood, employment, and other issues so that everyone can lead a stable and secure life.
2020-04-16 Responding to an invitation from TIME magazine, pens an article entitled “Taiwan: How My Country Prevented a Major Outbreak of COVID-19” to share Taiwan’s success in preventing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) with the international community. The article emphasizes that the willingness of Taiwan’s people to unite to surmount even the toughest obstacles has been a major factor in our success in containing the spread of the virus.
2020-04-10 Visits Taiwan Fertilizer Co. Ltd., where she states that we have sufficient fertilizer supplies for domestic use and asks our farmers not to stockpile. Says that from April 15 on, we will have a name-based pre-ordering system for fertilizers, and will remit subsidies directly to farmers’ accounts. During the epidemic outbreak, the government will definitely maintain and ensure a stable supply of food and daily necessities to give people peace of mind.
2020-04-08 Visits SCI Pharmtech Inc. and thanks the company for donating one ton of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) for producing quinine to the Central Epidemic Command Center to assist epidemic prevention efforts. The company has also promised to reserve at least three tons of API out of every production batch in the future to meet domestic pharmaceutical needs and ensure the health of our citizens.
2020-04-07 Inspects measures being taken against COVID-19 at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, where she thanks members of the quarantine stations and other units for working together to establish a line of defense that extends from the airport to people’s homes to protect citizen health. Praises the airport for proactively adopting and continuously upgrading disease prevention measures.
2020-04-06 Receives guests online at the Presidential Office for the first time ever via a videoconference with 19 graduating students from the Minerva Schools at KGI (Keck Graduate Institute), sharing Taiwan's experiences in fighting the COVID-19 outbreak and encouraging students to face and take on challenges in this changing world.
2020-04-02 Inspects the Central Epidemic Command Center to express appreciation to members of the Center for their service, contributing to Taiwan’s success in preventing and controlling the COVID-19 outbreak and winning tremendous international recognition and praise. Explains that only through global cooperation can we maximize the efforts to control the outbreak, and reiterates that Taiwan is willing to provide assistance to the international community so that we can overcome this challenge together. 
2020-04-01 Accompanied by the Premier, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Economic Affairs, and Minister of Health and Welfare, delivers remarks stating that as we face the challenges of this global pandemic, Taiwan is actively bolstering epidemic prevention cooperation with countries around the world, and once we can satisfy domestic demand, we will provide face masks, pharmaceuticals, and technologies to help the international community. Taiwan is willing to exert its influence and join hands with the international community so that we can overcome this challenge together.
2020-03-30 Visits Mytrex Health Technologies Inc. and praises their outstanding performance as part of Team Taiwan's face mask team, and expresses the government's hope that after the current pandemic is contained, the team members will continue their efforts to maintain high-quality production across Taiwan's overall supply chain. Reiterates that Taiwan's medical and national defense organizations will adopt a domestic production policy, and the government will consolidate resources so that our Team Taiwan face mask team can continue to meet the needs of the public and the health sector.
2020-03-27 Visits Chunghwa Telecom's Mobile Business Group on Aiguo East Road to see how the company has supported government COVID-19 containment efforts. Thanks the company for leveraging its ICT advantages, using advanced technology and systems applications to optimize our disease prevention work to achieve timely, precise, and effective service, making a critical contribution to resource deployment and making Taiwan a safer place. 
2020-03-27 Meets with medical personnel working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and thanks them for their selfless dedication and efforts. States that this battle is not over yet, and the government will remain proactive. Reminds all medical personnel to take care of themselves for the sake of the nation and fight together with the citizens of Taiwan to contain the epidemic and protect the health of one and all. 
2020-03-19 Visits the Center for Research, Diagnostics and Vaccine Development under the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Taiwan Centers for Disease Control. Thanks the center's staff and many medical laboratory scientists for their efforts in the fight against COVID-19, as well as Taiwanese citizens for following the CECC's guidance and suggestions. States that we have entered the second stage of virus containment, which is a tougher battle, so we have to work together to fight this virus. Expresses confidence that we can successfully defeat this virus and protect the health of our citizens thanks to the strength of "Team Taiwan" and 100% effort from our professionals from various fields.
2020-03-19 Accompanied by Vice President Chen Chien-jen, issues remarks regarding the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the globe and takes questions from the media. States that the next fourteen days will be crucial to the second stage of containing this virus, and issues the following reminders to citizens: follow all regulations set out by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC); refrain from hostility, pointing fingers, and creating panic; and help spread accurate information. Emphasizes that the government has adopted proactive measures to maintain economic momentum, stimulate industry, and ensure financial stability, and we will do our utmost to control the outbreak and protect our citizens.
2020-03-16 Visits Makalot Industrial Co. and thanks the company for doing its utmost to help the government's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and producing better quality personal protective equipment (PPE) than many other countries. Expresses hope that all PPEs used by our government agencies and military units will be produced domestically and states that through government-private sector cooperation, our country can maintain a certain scale of production for reserve supplies needed for natural disasters, disease outbreaks or emergencies.
2020-03-12 Convenes a high-level national security meeting in response to COVID-19's rapid spread across the globe. Listens to reports on contingency preparations from the Executive Yuan and various cabinet agencies and states that the domestic COVID-19 outbreak is well under control thanks to proactive prevention and containment measures. States that the government must also take proactive measures to respond to the outbreak's economic impact by boosting economic momentum in the short-term and maintaining Taiwan's economic vitality.
2020-03-11 Visits Chunghwa Post's Taipei Mail Processing Center and praises staff for their hard work packing and delivering medical materials in coordination with government disease prevention efforts. Expresses hope that as long as the public and private sectors work together to form "Team Taiwan" for disease prevention, we can protect the health of our 23 million people and overcome this challenge together.
2020-03-09 Visits Yi Ting Non-Woven Co. and states that production of face masks in Taiwan has exceeded 10 million units per day and the average daily production, including holidays and weekends, reached 9.2 million. Thanks all members of Team Taiwan’s face mask team for demonstrating their industrial strength and working together, day in and day out, to keep Taiwan safe.
2020-03-05 Meets with American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty and thanks the US House of Representatives for passing the Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative (TAIPEI) Act with 415 votes in favor, taking concrete action to support Taiwan's efforts to secure our diplomatic relations, participate in international organizations, and enhance Taiwan-US trade relations. Expresses hope that Taiwan and the United States will be able to sign a bilateral trade agreement and jointly contribute to peace, stability, and development throughout the Indo-Pacific region. 
2020-02-28 Attends the nation's main memorial ceremony to mark the 73rd anniversary of the 228 Incident, stating that we must continue to pursue transitional justice; political archival records declassified and transferred to the National Archives Administration must be made available for public use based on the principle of "optimum openness, minimum restrictions;" and other requisitioned archival records must be declassified within one month, excluding those few that cannot be declassified for legal reasons. We will continue to promote human rights education, courageously face the mistakes of the past and pursue the truth, so that we can consolidate our democracy and enjoy a more diverse and free society.
2020-02-27 Presides over the 12th meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee, stating that she made a promise four years ago to restore the history, languages, and cultures of indigenous peoples and to ensure that indigenous peoples will never lose their languages. These are also the goals which she and everyone else present at the meeting have been striving to accomplish. Over the next four years, the government will continue to promote the work we should be doing on behalf of indigenous peoples.
2020-02-27 Inspects the Army's 33rd Chemical Corps epidemic prevention preparedness. States that with a special act for disease prevention coming into effect today, a special budget proposal approved by the Executive Yuan, and the Central Epidemic Command Center's elevation to a level-1 facility, the government will fully integrate various resources to safeguard public health against the threat of COVID-19.
2020-02-25 Attends a press conference to sign a special bill to combat the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and provide economic relief to affected industries. Recognizes that both the ruling and opposition camps demonstrated the efficiency of Taiwan's democracy in the face of this epidemic. Through this legislation, the government will do its best to prevent the spread of the disease, safeguard public health, and ensure industrial and economic stability.
2020-02-22 Attends the 2020 International Mother Language Day: Indigenous Languages Development Conference, stating that after we passed the Indigenous Languages Development Act in 2017, all indigenous languages have been designated as "national languages," and the budget devoted to those languages is now five times larger, a significant increase. We also passed the National Languages Development Act in 2018, and the government will devote even more effort to ensuring that the mother languages of all ethnic groups can be passed on to future generations, revitalized, and developed. We will use languages to connect with the world, giving Taiwan more room to develop.
2020-02-20 Inspects the National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), stating that the NHRI has established a bioproduction plant that has received a PIC/S GMP certificate and has ample experience in R&D and production. Asks people to rest assured that domestic medical science research teams are also joining in disease prevention, testing, and R&D for vaccines and medicines to do their best to ensure the public's health.
2020-02-18 Attends the first meeting of the nomination and recommendation work group for the 13th-term Examination Yuan members, stating that although the number of members and terms of office of the next term of Examination Yuan members has been changed after the Organic Act of the Examination Yuan was amended by the Legislative Yuan, their authority remains unchanged. Hopes the selection process of the Examination Yuan members will end the past belief that members should be from specific disciplines or subjects, and will find people who truly have a forward-thinking vision for the national talent development system.
2020-02-18 Attends the first meeting of the nomination and recommendation work group for the sixth-term Control Yuan members. States that under the Organic Law of the Control Yuan National Human Rights Commission passed last year, we will establish a National Human Rights Commission under the Control Yuan, which means the Control Yuan will play a crucial role in Taiwan's human rights protection and promotion. Says that she is confident that the work group members will select the ideal candidates for our country.
2020-02-17 Visits Nan Liu Enterprise Co., Ltd, and learns about the production of nonwoven fabrics used to manufacture face masks. Expresses appreciation to Nan Liu Enterprise for joining our disease prevention efforts by ensuring a stable supply of raw materials for domestic production of face masks. The government and enterprises, partners in economic and industrial development, must work together to overcome the current COVID-19 outbreak. Expresses hope that everyone will work together to ensure a sufficient supply of disease prevention resources and materials.
2020-02-14 Inspects the production of medical-grade disinfectant alcohol at Taiwan Tobacco & Liquor Corporation's Longtian Distillery. States that the government will make an all-out effort to maintain the supply of materials and resources for disease prevention. Notes that the best way to assist disease prevention is not to hoard essential items so that those who really need them will be able to buy them. "Put people first, and be prepared instead of taking any chances" are the ultimate guiding principles for our disease prevention efforts.
2020-02-07 Attends the 2020 Tourism Festival Awards Ceremony. States that the Ministry of Transportation and Communications should address the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on domestic tourism industries by responding to emergencies quickly, providing timely financial relief, and being ready with economic stimulus measures to help enterprises weather the storm. Visits the Ministry of Health and Welfare's Taiwan Centers for Disease Control to express appreciation to members of the Central Epidemic Command Center for Severe Special Infectious Pneumonia for their hard work to control the outbreak since Lunar New Year's eve.
2020-01-30 Accompanied by Vice President Chen Chien-jen, issues remarks once again regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. Asks that relevant agencies enforce entry management and step up the monitoring and control of the movement of goods related to disease prevention. Addresses possible economic impacts of the outbreak and calls on relevant agencies to stabilize the stock and foreign exchange markets, oversee disease control efforts for companies, and offer necessary assistance and bailout measures for impacted industries.
2020-01-22 Convenes national security meeting of high-level officials regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China and issues directives regarding keeping abreast of the latest developments, disinformation and misinformation management, and government response measures. Asks that citizens take note of information provided by the government at all times and manage their own health more stringently to avoid the possible threat of the virus’ spread in Taiwan. Later issues remarks accompanied by Vice President Chen Chien-jen and expresses hope that China will honor its international responsibility, provide open, transparent information regarding the outbreak, and share accurate information with Taiwan, because political considerations should never come before the people’s health. Once again calls upon the World Health Organization (WHO) to refrain from excluding Taiwan for political reasons. Taiwan is on the front lines preventing the spread of the coronavirus, so the WHO must make room for Taiwan’s participation.
2020-01-22 Receives a certificate of election as the ROC’s  15th-term president from the Central Election Commission. States in remarks that this certificate of election is like an employment contract from the people and expresses gratitude to the Taiwanese people for choosing once again to extend their contract with democracy and reforms.
2020-01-15 Issues remarks and takes questions from the media regarding current political conditions in Taiwan and the anti-infiltration act. Reiterates that the anti-infiltration act does not mean we are against exchanges, and it sets strict standards for what constitutes an illegal act. Actions that are not instructed, commissioned, or funded by China and that do not encompass illegal campaign donations, illegal campaigning, illegal lobbying, disruption of public demonstrations or interference with elections will be considered normal exchanges and will not be affected by this legislation.
2020-01-14 Interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Responds to questions regarding Taiwan’s presidential election, cross-strait relations, Taiwan-US relations, national defense, and diplomacy. The interview was broadcasted on January 15 and January 18.
2020-01-14 Attends a memorial service for service members killed in the line of duty in the Black Hawk helicopter crash that occurred on January 2. Posthumously awards Chief of General Staff General Shen Yi-ming (沈一鳴) and the seven others killed with medals, rank promotions, and presidential citations to honor them for their devotion to their duties and their courageous contributions to the defense of our country. Announces that beginning this year, Taiwan’s armed forces will offer additional pay for airborne special forces, as well as bonuses for flight officers who extend their service and additional pay for sergeants with special duties, both initiatives General Shen and Chief Inspector General Sergeant Han Cheng-hung (韓正宏) had worked to promote.  
2020-01-11 Partners with former Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) to take part in the ROC’s 15th-term presidential and vice presidential elections as candidates for the Democratic Progressive Party. Successfully re-elected after winning more than 8.17 million votes.
2020-01-09 Convenes a national security meeting of senior officials to monitor the latest developments in the Middle East. Briefed by the National Security Council, the National Security Bureau, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Defense, the Mainland Affairs Council, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the impacts of conditions in the Middle East on Taiwan. Issues directives regarding the stock and foreign exchange markets, energy supply, contacting and protecting overseas Taiwanese citizens, and dynamics in the Taiwan Strait.
2020-01-03 Convenes a meeting to discuss national defense and military affairs, stating that the recent Black Hawk helicopter crash is a great national loss. Directs that we need to provide compensation and medical assistance of high quality, liberally, and in a timely manner. Reminds attendees that national security requires constant vigilance on a daily basis, and asks high-ranking officers of the armed forces to ensure stable military and public morale, security in and around the Taiwan Strait, and complete equipment inspections. That night, attends a memorial service at the Taipei Guest House for those killed in the accident.
2020-01-02 In response to an accident involving a Taiwan military Black Hawk helicopter, which resulted in multiple fatalities, proceeds to the recruit training center at the Jinlioujei Barracks in Yilan County to learn more about the progress of rescue efforts and receive briefings.
2020-01-01 Delivers a new year's address, stating that in the new year, we are going to unite the Taiwanese people and continue pressing forward to ensure more people are cared for, keep improving our economy, and make our democracy, freedom, and sovereignty stronger and more sustainable. Reiterates the "four musts" and "four understandings," emphasizing that the passage of the anti-infiltration act will not affect freedom, infringe on human rights, or affect normal cross-strait economic exchanges. It will only more fully protect Taiwan's democracy and freedom.
2019-12-26 Attends the 56th course completion ceremony for new staff organized by the Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Justice. States that as the Legislative Yuan approved amendments to the National Intelligence Services Act this month, the Investigation Bureau has assumed greater duties and responsibilities in safeguarding national security. States that those who completed the course will provide the Investigation Bureau with fresh reinforcements, and urges them to keep up with the latest trends, enhance their expertise, do their duty, promote team honor, and do everything they can to contribute to society.
2019-12-24 Attends a rank conferral ceremony for high-ranking military officers for the first half of 2020. States that safeguarding the sovereignty of the Republic of China and ensuring peace depends not on compromise, but on solid national defense. Expresses hope that our armed forces will unite to form an elite and potent military force that citizens trust, and reiterates that she stands as one with the armed forces, working together to safeguard Taiwan's democracy, freedom, and security.
2019-12-23 Attends the Taiwan Social Welfare League’s 2019 joint thanksgiving dinner, and notes that no previous government in Taiwan history has attached such great importance to social welfare and social care. By adjusting procurement operations and planning to increase the long-term care budget to NT$60 billion or more in the next 4 years, the government will increase manpower for social work, raise their salaries, and continue to take good care of them, working together to create a better environment and striving to provide more benefits and justice for the disadvantaged.
2019-12-20 Attends a year-end celebration for cleaning teams and recognizes cleaners as the heroes behind Taiwan’s city scenery. States that the government has taken concrete action to propose five beneficial measures in work apparel, transportation, cleaning tools, accommodations, and safety, investing NT$730 million to take care of cleaning teams. States that our administration will take responsibility for caring for cleaning teams and become their strongest supporters.
2019-12-16 Attends the opening for Tourism 2030 and details the government’s development roadmap for southern Taiwan, stating that an important aspect of this project is to “create prosperity through tourism.” We are confident that Taiwan will become a major destination in Asia over the next ten years, and the tourism industry will create more than NT$1 trillion in output value, becoming an engine for overall economic development.
2019-12-13 Welcomes Republic of Nauru President Lionel Aingimea and First Lady Aingimea with military honors. Meets with the couple and hosts a state banquet in their honor. States that Taiwan and Nauru have continued to deepen our partnership and have seen brilliant outcomes in such areas as medicine, public health, agricultural, and fisheries cooperation, and the development of clean energy. Witnesses the signing of a bilateral aviation services agreement. Expresses hope that our diplomatic ties will continue to progress through more collaborative projects.
2019-12-10 Visits Yunlin County to explain the government’s policy achievements. States that Yunlin is our major agricultural county and capital. The central government will work together with our fellow countrymen to improve Taiwan’s agricultural industry. The prices of farm products are closely related to farmers’ income, and only stable prices can ensure this income. This is currently the Council of Agriculture’s most important task, and they must do their utmost to achieve this goal.
2019-12-10 Attends the 14th Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award ceremony on Human Rights Day, also the 40th anniversary of the Kaohsiung Incident, a pivotal event in Taiwan's democratization. Presents the 14th Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award to the Diplomacy Training Program. Emphasizes that safeguarding democracy is our responsibility and supporting democracy is our conviction. Calls on everyone to join hands and continue to work together for democracy, freedom, and human rights.
2019-12-06 Attends a ceremony marking the delivery of naval vessels organized by the Marine Affairs Commission. States that the government is promoting a development project to construct marine patrol vessels, allocating a special budget of NT$42.6 billion to build 141 more advanced and faster vessels over the next 10 years so that our coast guard can perform their duties more safely and effectively.
2019-12-05 Attends the opening of “Future Tech, Leading Your Life” and points out that in the next four years Taiwan will break into the space industry and become a major R&D and manufacturing base for satellite components, as well as ground receiving and other related systems and equipment. The government will also explore the possibility of establishing a digital authority spanning the areas of information, cybersecurity, telecommunications, the Internet, and broadcasting to face the challenges brought by new technologies through breakthrough integration.
2019-12-03 Attends the opening of the first national conference on the transportation technology industry. Emphasizes that in the future, the government will promote major infrastructure projects such as smart mobility, rail construction, and smart seaports and airports so that Taiwan’s industries can keep pace with technological developments and help improve the quality of people's lives. Expresses hope that Taiwan’s transportation technology industry will establish a quality brand image, transform Taiwan into an island of smart mobility technology, and show the world our achievements.
2019-11-25 Takes part in the beam raising ceremony for a new research building on Academia Sinica’s southern campus, and states that the construction of this campus is a major achievement in achieving regional balance. In the future, we can further integrate with surrounding industry, government, academia, and research institutions to create a cluster effect and enhance the innovative capabilities of Taiwan’s overall economy. Expresses hope that all participating teams will do their utmost to complete the southern campus on schedule and as planned, so that it can become a regional hotbed for academic research and industrial development.
2019-11-22 Visits an agricultural product collection point in Dingyanwan in Taitung county. States that the government is promoting agricultural insurance so that farmers can receive subsidies in the event of a natural disaster and compensation in the event of a farming accident. Further states that plans are currently being made for a farmers’ retirement system, so that in the future people can take up farming secure in the knowledge that they will have a pension.
2019-11-22 Inspects an indigenous creative industry cluster in Taitung, and witnesses the announcement of regulations regarding compensation for indigenous peoples from Orchid Island for the storage of nuclear waste on their reserved lands. In the future, this compensation will be taken as a retrospective grant from the Nuclear Backend Fund to be jointly managed by indigenous peoples and government representatives. Expresses hope that these funds will be used to increase wellbeing and foster sustainable development on Orchid Island.
2019-11-19 Attends the 2019 American Chamber of Commerce Taipei (AmCham) Annual General Meeting. States that the government is working towards a new and improved version of the Taiwanese economic development model, transforming Taiwan into Asia's high-end manufacturing and R&D center, a regional financial and wealth management center, and a base for high-quality talent. Also expresses hope that AmCham will continue to support the signing of a bilateral trade agreement between Taiwan and the US, so that we can work together to spur growth, foster innovation, and boost economic prosperity.
2019-11-18 Attends the groundbreaking ceremony for comprehensive renovations of the Taichung International Airport’s (TIA) domestic terminal. States that the government is investing in the TIA both for the development of central Taiwan and Taiwan as a whole. Expresses confidence that after upgrades, the TIA will not only be able to satisfy the needs of central Taiwan citizens, but will also attract more tourists and ease business travel, bringing new vitality to Taiwan’s economy.
2019-11-13 Attends a press conference marking a milestone urban renewal project for social housing for police and firefighters, where she states that the government will do its best to satisfy their needs for personal equipment, uniforms and social housing. In the future, we will continue to provide designated social housing for people who need it most in areas that need it most to achieve residential justice and care for the public.
2019-11-12 Attends the inauguration ceremony for the Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Miaoli County and praises the facility for beginning commercial operations, showing that from planning to completion, Taiwan is a wind power pioneer in Asia. States that the government will continue to promote the green energy industry to give domestic and overseas firms confidence in making long-term investments in Taiwan, accelerate implementation of a smart grid, become a link in the international green energy supply chain, tand make Taiwan Asia's green energy development center.
2019-11-12 Attends a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST). Lauds the Institute for serving as a key research and manufacturing base for Taiwan’s defense industries and a bellwether for promoting the development of national defense industries. Tasks the Institute with two missions: to assist the military in accelerating the deployment of asymmetric warfare capabilities and develop national defense industries. Expresses hope that more and more young talent will join the NCSIST team so that the “pride of Taiwan” will shine even brighter.
2019-11-11 Attends the 73rd Industrial Festival celebration. States that our 5+2 Industrial Innovation Program has laid a good foundation for Taiwan’s economy. In the future we will work to strengthen industry clusters to create complete value chains and enhance hardware-software integration and develop smart, powerful AI and 5G applications while creating green supply chains to make Taiwan a major green energy manufacturing and application nation. Expresses hope that industry leaders, in cooperation with the government, will make Taiwan a center for high-end manufacturing in Asia.
2019-11-08 Attends plaque unveiling ceremony for the Taiwan Creative Content Agency, where she states that the agency is the government’s “national team” to support the cultural content industries, as well as an intermediary organization linking the government, private sector, and industry. In the future, the agency will pool our collective strengths to create a cultural content industry ecosystem and national cultural brand for Taiwan and drive industry investment momentum and creative capacities, so that the world can see outstanding Taiwanese creators and their work.
2019-11-06 Attends a meeting on reservist guidance services organized by the Ministry of National Defense (MND) Armed Forces Reserve Command, where she states that active duty military personnel and veterans are all part of the same family. As Commander-in-Chief, says she will definitely take care of veterans. In addition to the guarantees provided under current laws, instructs the MND to research and carry out substantive measures so that the public understands the reservist counselling staff’s contribution to the military and society, while expanding the peacetime social service and wartime military support capacities of reservist counselling organizations to bolster nationwide defense.
2019-10-25 Meets with Marshall Islands President Hilda C. Heine and witnesses the signing of an economic cooperation agreement by the two countries' foreign ministers. Expresses hope that this agreement will foster even stronger economic and trade cooperation between our two countries and elevate our bilateral partnership to greater heights.
2019-10-23 Attends the closing ceremony of the National Design Congress, and announces that a national design institute will be formally established next year in Taiwan. Expresses hope that the institute and the Taiwan Creative Content Agency will serve as twin engines for Taiwan to develop design prowess and soft power so as to spread the power of design across Taiwan and raise the quality of life for Taiwanese people. In the past, Taiwan has been well known around the world for its “Made in Taiwan” label, while in the future, we will seek international recognition for products “Designed in Taiwan.”
2019-10-21 Attends the ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Guningtou on Kinmen Island to commemorate those who lost their lives in service to the nation, and pay tribute to our forebears who participated in this battle. States that over the past three years, the government has promoted self-sufficiency in national defense, to show our citizens that Taiwan has a strong and dependable military and demonstrate to the world our determination to safeguard democracy, freedom, and our sovereignty, as well as our role as a guardian of regional peace.
2019-10-21 Attends the opening ceremony of the 40th Congress of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). States that since taking office, her administration has worked to ensure stronger human rights protections across society, including removing job restrictions and discrimination against women in the workplace, initiating judicial reform, and strengthening our social safety net to better protect underprivileged groups. This year, Taiwan became the first country in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. The administration has also incorporated many major human rights treaties into our domestic law and is working to make Taiwan a fairer, more just place.
2019-10-21 Meets with Guatemalan President-elect Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei, stating that Taiwan and Guatemala cooperate closely in such fields as education, agriculture, and medicine. Expresses hope that after President-elect Giammattei takes office, he will continue to support Taiwan's international participation so that we can establish new milestones in our bilateral cooperation.
2019-10-17 Presides over the 11th meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee, which for the first time ever offered simultaneous interpretation for an indigenous language, meeting the same standards as an international conference. States that indigenous languages are also our national languages and expresses hope that people throughout society become more aware of indigenous languages and jointly work to create an environment that is conducive to the use of indigenous languages.
2019-10-12 Attends a livestock carnival in Tainan and praises industry and government colleagues on the front line for their joint efforts in keeping the African swine fever epidemic from reaching our borders. Commends them for successfully ending vaccination requirements for foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Taiwan. The Council of Agriculture will start to increase subsidies for livestock equipment in the second half of this year. The government will also uphold the principle of safe products, friendly environment, and prosperous businesses to work together with the livestock industry and groups.
2019-10-12 Attends a launch ceremony for the Century Wind Power plant at the Port of Taipei, where she explains that energy transformation will bring three major opportunities to Taiwan: new energy, new business opportunities, and new jobs. States that green energy will account for 20 percent of total power generation by the year 2025. The offshore wind power industry has the potential to generate a total output value of NT$1.2 trillion and create 20,000 jobs, so that Taiwan's industries can form national teams and set our sights on global markets.
2019-10-10 Accompanied by Vice President Chen Chien-jen to receive congratulations from national delegations led by Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, Guatemala Vice President Jafeth Ernesto Cabrera Franco, Paraguayan Vice President Hugo Adalberto Velázquez Moreno, and Eswatini Prime Minister Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, as well as foreign diplomats stationed in Taiwan. Attends the 108th Double Tenth National Day Celebration and delivers an address entitled "Nation of Resilience, Forward into the World."
2019-10-08 Meets with Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and thanks Saint Lucia for once again speaking up on Taiwan's behalf at the UN General Assembly this year. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Saint Lucia can continue to uphold the spirit of mutual assistance for mutual benefits and explore new areas of cooperation to increase the wellbeing of people in both countries.
2019-10-01 In response to a bridge collapse incident in the port town of Nanfangao in Yilan County, heads to the administrative coordination liaison office of the Central Disaster Emergency Operation Center in Suao Township to listen to a briefing and inspect the progress of rescue efforts. Instructs relevant agencies to spare no effort in assisting with rescue work, removing barriers from the waterway for fishing vessels to enter and exit as soon as possible, and carrying out a comprehensive investigation to identify the cause of the collapse. Also asks the Ministry of Transportation and Communications to cooperate with city and county governments to carry out thorough checks on all aging bridges in the country to ensure public safety.
2019-09-28 Hosts a dinner banquet for President Lionel Aingimea of the Republic of Nauru, one of Taiwan’s Pacific allies. She warmly welcomes President Aingimea, who was making his first transit stop in Taiwan since taking office while on his way home from the United Nations General Assembly. Congratulates President Aingimea on his election as the 15th-term President of Nauru. Praises Nauru for conducting a democratic election, demonstrating that Taiwan and Nauru are allies dedicated to democratic values.
2019-09-27 Attends a ceremony marking the completion of Microsoft's expanded AI R&D center, where she thanks Microsoft for expanding their investment and cultivating international talent in Taiwan. States that the vast majority of Microsoft's 600 employees here are Taiwanese, which means that Taiwan's talent cultivation, and the government's efforts to improve the investment environment, relax regulations, and assist investors, have garnered international recognition.
2019-09-25 Attends a ceremony to commend veteran teachers and present the Educational Dedication Awards and Educational Professionalism Awards, where she thanks all teachers for their dedication and hard work. Addressing the official launch of the new curriculum guidelines for 12-year Basic Education this semester, expresses hope that all teachers will continue to improve and show enthusiasm, bringing children a more diverse and inspirational curriculum.
2019-09-24 Attends the rollout ceremony for Taiwan's new, self-developed advanced trainer jets, where she states that the rollout of these trainer jets is a testament to the progress of Taiwan's aerospace and defense technology, the advancement of our domestic aerospace industries, and our success in cultivating young aerospace talent.
2019-09-20 Issues statement on termination of diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kiribati, saying that the Kiribati government’s choice to leave the true friend they had in Taiwan to act as China’s pawn is a major mistake. The Taiwanese people will not abandon their determination in the face of China’s thuggish oppression, and Taiwan absolutely will not accept "one country, two systems."
2019-09-16 Issues statement on termination of diplomatic relations with Solomon Islands, saying that China has continually used financial and political pressure to suppress Taiwan's international space, which is not only a threat to Taiwan, but also a brazen challenge and detriment to the international order. In the face of China's bullying, Taiwan must remain courageous and united. We must face the world with solidarity and walk our own path.
2019-09-15 Visits the Blessed & Blessing Church in Kaohsiung, and explains that the government is committed to promoting the Long-Term Care 2.0 Plan so that every senior citizen can have peace of mind in their golden years. During the next stage, she adds, we will connect our national health insurance system and healthcare system with the long-term care system, so that Taiwanese will have a health insurance system to care for them as soon as they are born, and also have a long-term care to protect them after they grow old.
2019-09-10 Attends a ceremony to launch a new building for the army's armored forces under the Hsing An project. As officers and soldiers consider the army to be their second home, she instructed the Ministry of National Defense to set up the Hsing An project to speed up improvements to living standards in military housing, so that soldiers and officers have a restful environment after training, and feel like they are at home. The completion and inauguration of this building project is a testament to our commitment to our military.
2019-09-06 Attends a joint opening ceremony for new recruits of the ROC's military schools for non-commissioned officers. Declares that in the future, the non-commissioned officer system will devote greater efforts toward strengthening cultivation, upgrading quality, increasing pay, and highlighting the pride and honor of the military forces. She also instructs the Ministry of National Defense and Veterans Affairs Commission to proceed with further planning and implementation to let non-commissioned officers play an essential role in nationwide defense, and boost overall military morale.
2019-09-05 Attends a presentation ceremony for postal staff who care for elderly people living alone, where she thanks the awardees for their efforts throughout the country, so that the government can garner more energy to care for seniors. Expresses hope to continue making good use of postal service resources and advantages to optimize the government's policy efforts and provide citizens with more comprehensive service.
2019-09-02 Attends a briefing by the National Security Council's Task Force on Hong Kong to better understand the latest developments, and how relevant government agencies are prepared to respond to possible scenarios. Following the briefing, issues four directives: We solemnly urge the Beijing authorities to honor their commitment to allow Hong Kong a high degree of autonomy, and not use the concern for the people of Hong Kong by Taiwan and other countries as an excuse for accusations of interference by outside forces. We also urge the Hong Kong government to avoid excessive use of force, and actively engage in dialogue to resolve its differences with the public so that conflicts can be resolved peacefully and rationally.
2019-08-30 During a visit to Feng Chia University Fuhsing Campus in Taichung, announces that government policy measures to improve dormitory living environments for the younger generation will be formally implemented beginning in September this year. Those measures include providing off-campus rental subsidies for underprivileged students, and encouraging schools to lease legal housing to use as student dormitories. In addition to improving student living conditions, it is hoped that these measures will lead to better student performance, so that as young people develop, the nation will also advance.
2019-08-30 Visits the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), and says that national sovereignty and peace have never been contingent upon compromise or concessions. Only strong national defense capabilities can guarantee peace. Expresses hope that AIDC will smoothly complete the upgrade of our F-16 fighter jets, enhancing our air force combat and national defense capabilities.
2019-08-30 Attends the award ceremony marking Armed Forces Day and National Defense Education Day. Emphasizes that the ROC has a strong and dependable military, with the determination to defend every inch of our territorial sovereignty and never relinquish our democratic freedoms. In the future, whatever challenges we face, we will stand together with our armed forces, and strive to protect our homeland.
2019-08-28 Delivers a major speech via video at the 101st American Legion National Convention, where she states that we will continue to work hand-in-hand with the United States, and other like-minded countries around the world, in the interests of preserving the peace that has served our region so well for decades.
2019-08-26 Officially nominates Chen Jui-min (陳瑞敏) as National Audit Office Auditor-General and requests confirmation by the legislature.
2019-08-23 Attends ceremonies to mark the 61st anniversary of the August 23 Artillery War at the Taiwushan Martyrs' Shrine in Kinmen to commemorate the brave officers and soldiers who gave their lives for their country. States that without the bloody battles of that year, our free and democratic Republic of China (Taiwan) would not exist today, and that the spirit of that war holds that Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu are a living community, united as citizens of one country. Peace depends on national defense, and the government has the determination and confidence to protect and defend Taiwan’s democracy, freedom, and sovereignty. 
2019-08-22 Attends a kick-off press conference for family physicians all over Taiwan participating in a care program for the homebound disabled. Thanks the medical community for helping to promote the program and set up a sound care system, and states that the government will continue to invest the necessary resources to continuously improve the service and quality of the long-term care system. 
2019-08-20 Attends the opening ceremony of the Ketagalan Forum: 2019 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue, where she emphasizes that Taiwan will continue to advocate the values of freedom, democracy, and human rights throughout the Indo-Pacific. Expresses hope that even more regional partners will join us to share their experiences and explore solutions.
2019-08-13 Attends a ceremony held by Ling Jiou Mountain Buddhist Society to pray for national prosperity and peace. During a subsequent group media interview, states that protests in Hong Kong have recently escalated, many who are concerned about the development of freedom and democracy in Hong Kong are worried, and that injuries to young medical personnel are especially disturbing. Says she hopes the Hong Kong authorities can sit down and communicate with the public, sincerely address their aspirations for freedom and democracy, and respond in a positive manner to restore social stability.   
2019-08-11 Explains the governing team’s policy achievements in economics and protecting people’s livelihoods over the past three years to citizens gathered at Luzhou District's Yonglian Temple, and Beitou District's Taipei Guandu Temple and Sanwang Temple. Specially mentions that the government has run a surplus for two consecutive years, and that next year will see the first balanced budget in 22 years, showing that the government is getting things done while maintaining fiscal discipline, and without burdening future generations with debt.
2019-08-10 Attends the handover ceremony for the new and outgoing chairmen of National Chinese Association for Urban Renewal. In remarks, states that urban renewal and the reconstruction of unsafe and old structures are important government policies that make our housing safer and beautify our urban areas. Even more important, these policies can drive domestic demand and give the domestic economy new momentum. Through our efforts over the past three years, three key urban renewal laws have been implemented. Expresses confidence that we can give the public favorable living environments so they can feel secure about getting married and launching careers.
2019-08-08 Attends launch for a special exhibit marking the 10th Anniversary of Typhoon Morakot. Thanks everyone for their devotion to post-typhoon reconstruction, and states that in responding to threats from extreme weather events, we must learn from past experience and take a comprehensive approach to upgrading Taiwan’s disaster prevention planning and resilience.
2019-08-07 Welcomes Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and Mrs. Gonsalves with full military honors. Meets and hosts state banquet for the visiting guests. Expresses hope that our bilateral relations will only grow stronger, saying that she looks forward to Prime Minister Gonsalves' continued support for Taiwan's international participation, so that together, we can make even greater contributions to the common good. Taiwan and SVG will continue to promote a wide range of projects to jointly achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
2019-08-06 Attends the 49th General Assembly of the Asian-Pacific Parliamentarians' Union (APPU). Expresses hope that through the maritime links and democratic values shared in common, member states can work in concert to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, and begin a new era of sustainable development in the Indo-Pacific region.
2019-08-01 Issues statement addressing China’s prohibition on individual travel by PRC citizens to Taiwan and PRC military exercises. Says that whenever we’re faced with threats or challenges, that’s when we unite! The people of Taiwan should realize that we hold the nation’s fate in our own hands and can overcome any threat to oppress our people or our country, and will make Taiwan stronger and better.
2019-07-27 To address the alleged involvement of security personnel in cigarette smuggling, issues an apology in her capacity as national leader for not uncovering and reforming this long-standing corrupt practice within the government sooner. Further states that a thorough investigation will be conducted to determine responsibility, and prevent this kind of incident from recurring. Encourages all national security personnel to reflect on their actions, learn from them, make the necessary changes, and perform to the highest standards to regain public trust.
2019-07-26 Visits Mobiletron Electronics Co. Ltd., where she states that the government will provide an investment-friendly environment, and prepare water, electricity, and land for Taiwan firms to come back home and be confident about increasing their investments. Emphasizes that the government will pursue commitments to invest in Taiwan in the first half of this year, and push to realize those commitments in the second half. Expresses hope that everyone will continue to work hard for Taiwan's economy to ensure investment results and steady growth.
2019-07-22 Concludes her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, and Sustainability state visits, and issues remarks upon her return to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. Notes that Taiwan has the ability to help other countries, and needs other countries to speak up on our behalf on the international stage. This is the essence of "steadfast diplomacy and mutual assistance for mutual benefits." Engaging with the world is the shared wish of all the people of Taiwan. Expresses hope we can all rally and work together in a unity that includes both the ruling and opposition camps and all our citizens.
2019-07-21 Hosts a reception for the press corps accompanying her Journey of Freedom, Democracy, and Sustainability delegation in Denver, where she responds to media questions about the transit stop arrangements for the journey, what impresses her most about her visits to our allies, cross-strait policy, and Taiwan-US relations.
2019-07-20 Attends a banquet with the local and Taiwanese expatriate communities in Denver, where she thanks the expatriates for their support, saying that the government is willing to share with the international community Taiwan's experience and valuable success stories. Reiterates that Taiwan will also stand firm in upholding our democracy, cherishing our freedom, and safeguarding our sovereignty, so that young people will continue to enjoy our free and democratic way of life.
2019-07-19 Attends the dedication ceremony for the Gros Islet Human Resource Development Centre in St. Lucia. Hosts a dinner banquet in St. Lucia for local political figures and Taiwan embassy personnel and their families, where she thanks our unsung diplomats and technical mission personnel for their hard work on the frontlines of diplomacy, and expresses hope that our bilateral friendship will go from strength to strength, and set the standard for global sustainable cooperation. Concludes her visit to St. Lucia, and makes a transit stop in Denver on her way back to Taiwan.
2019-07-18 Inspects operations at a banana export collection center in St. Lucia, affirming agricultural cooperation between Taiwan and St. Lucia through concrete action. Attends a state banquet hosted by St. Lucia Governor-General Sir Emmanuel Neville Cenac, and addresses the Parliament of Saint Lucia. Later attends a launch ceremony for the second phase of the St. Lucia Government Island-Wide Network (GiNet).
2019-07-17 Together with Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves, stands witness as ROC and St. Vincent and the Grenadines foreign ministers sign two agreements: the Agreement on Public Finance Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; and the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadine on Combating Transnational Crimes. Then addresses the House of Assembly of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In her remarks, thanks St. Vincent and the Grenadines for their long-term support for Taiwan’s international participation, and expresses hope that together, our countries can create a cooperative model for sustainable development. Then attends an exhibition of the achievements produced by cooperation between Taiwan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, a police vehicle donation ceremony, and a welcome reception hosted by Prime Minister and Mrs. Gonsalves. Concludes her visit to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and departs for St. Lucia. After the airport welcoming ceremony, heads to St. Jude Hospital, where she attends the hospital's reconstruction project launch ceremony.
2019-07-16 Attends an official welcome ceremony at the Government House of St. Christopher and Nevis, and receives the Order of St. Christopher and Nevis from Governor-General Tapley Seaton. Concludes her visit to St. Christopher and Nevis, and departs for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where she meets with Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves.
2019-07-15 Attends a dinner banquet hosted by Saint Christopher and Nevis (SKN) Prime Minister Timothy Harris, and witnesses the signing of a Taiwan-SKN technical and vocational education agreement. Then hosts a luncheon at Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in St. Christopher and Nevis for local political figures and a Taiwan tourism industry mission.
2019-07-14 Arrives in Haiti, where she attends the opening ceremony for the Taiwan Product Exhibition. Later meets with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and attends a banquet held in her honor. Concludes her visit to Haiti, and departs for St. Christopher and Nevis, where she attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pinney's Beach seaside scenic park, and then a luncheon hosted by Premier Mark A. G. Brantley of the Nevis Island Administration.
2019-07-13 Attends a discussion session at Columbia University in New York City, where she addresses issues including Taiwan's path to democratization, lessons we learned from recent incidents in Hong Kong, the disinformation challenge that countries around the world are facing together, and the choice between democracy and economic development. Later attends a banquet with US Congress members and the local as well as Taiwanese expatriate communities.
2019-07-12 Makes first transit stop in New York City, where she attends a reception at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO-New York) and meets with the permanent representatives of Taiwan's allies to the United Nations. Thanks our allies for their support, which has placed a spotlight on Taiwan's desire to contribute to the international community. Later attends a Taiwan-US Business Summit, where she expresses hope that both sides can continue to enhance economic and trade relations, and can also contribute more to the Indo-Pacific region.
2019-07-11 Launches her 12-day, 11-night Journey of Freedom, Democracy, and Sustainability, to visit four Caribbean allies: Haiti, St. Christopher and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and St. Lucia. Before boarding the plane, explains that this trip will convey three ideas that Taiwan advocates: “sharing Taiwan values like freedom and openness with the world,” “resolutely defending democracy,” and “promoting international cooperation based on mutual assistance for mutual benefits with sustainable development as the goal."
2019-07-06 Attends the opening of Public Television Service’s Taiwanese-language channel. Expresses hope that in the future, in addition to providing quality programs, the Taiwanese-language channel will monitor the government, explain the news, and provide a forum for discussing various issues.
2019-07-05 Inspects the MRT Sanshia–Yingying line extension, and emphasizes that development projects should transcend political affiliation. Expresses hope that government ministries and agencies will work with local governments to speed up the project implementation, so that the metropolitan area’s MRT lines will all be linked to each other, forming a complete and convenient MRT network and providing city residents with better transportation service.
2019-07-03 Inspects efforts in Hsinchu County to make Taiwan a country free of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease, and praises all the people involved in promoting and implementing the policy to end vaccinations for their hard work and dedication. Also addresses the prevention and control of money laundering, saying that Taiwan has been removed from the Money Laundering watchlist by international organizations, and that the European Union has lifted its “yellow card” imposed on Taiwan for illegal fishing. All these achievements have made everyone aware that Taiwan is a country that really cares about security, hygiene, and rule of law, enhancing the nation's international image.
2019-07-02 During a joint media interview, addresses the anti-extradition movement in Hong Kong, stating that the recent mass protests in Hong Kong have shown that the people of Hong Kong aspire to freedom and democracy. Expresses hope that the Hong Kong government will deal with the people’s requests with sincerity, as social conflicts can only be resolved by facing them sincerely and honestly.
2019-07-02 Meets with Belize Governor-General Sir Colville Young, and jointly witnesses the signing of an agreement between Taiwan and Tuvalu to cooperate on anti-corruption issues. Expresses hope that the two countries will continue to deepen cooperation in all areas, and develop an even closer partnership.
2019-06-25 Attends a ceremony to witness the launch of Taiwan's Formosat-7 satellite constellation, where she states that the event marks the progress of Taiwan's aerospace technology and will allow us to provide the most powerful weather monitoring capabilities, which will contribute to disaster preparedness and mitigation, climate change, and environmentally sustainable development. And we will share the data we collected with countries across the globe, and make major contributions to the world.
2019-06-24 Visits Taichung Hospital's long-term care building, where she states that whether in homes, communities, or institutions, 'aging locally' is the principle the government adheres to and also the ultimate goal it's working to achieve. The central and local governments will work together and make every effort to improve both the quantity and quality of long-term care services.
2019-06-23 Visits Machouhou long-term care industrial park in Chiayi, and stresses that Taiwan is now in need of industrial land. Expresses hope that the Ministry of Economic Affairs and county and city governments will adopt a proactive attitude so that the industrial projects the government is promoting can proceed smoothly.
2019-06-23 Inspects prevention measures taken to control fall armyworms in Chiayi, explaining that the central and local governments will work together to establish a response mechanism to minimize the harm that fall armyworms caused for farmers.
2019-06-21 Attends a social housing groundbreaking ceremony in Taoyuan. States that promoting social housing is an investment in young people's future. The government will continue its efforts to reduce the burdens on young people so that they can start a family more easily.
2019-06-21 Attends 2019 National Prayer Breakfast in Taiwan. Explains that in terms of religious freedom, Taiwan is one of the freest countries in the world, and we are willing to share Taiwan's experience with more friends around the world. The government will continue to use policies and laws to protect every family and have a positive influence in Taiwan and throughout the world.
2019-06-18 Presides over the 10th meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. States that restoring the use of indigenous names is a form of justice, and looks forward to initiating more dialogue, helping Taiwanese society better understand indigenous cultures, and gradually making the concepts of indigenous historical justice and transitional justice a part of the DNA of Taiwanese democracy.
2019-06-15 Attends a graduation ceremony at National Quemoy University. States that Taiwan is not just a country in the Taiwan Strait, but a member of the larger Pacific community. China should not be overlooked, but if our world view is "locked" on China, Taiwan will be unable to engage with the world. Encourages graduates from National Quemoy University, which is located at the frontline of cross-strait exchanges, to look at cross-strait relations with a global perspective, while facing challenges with an active mind so as to contribute to Kinmen County in the future.
2019-06-13 Issues a statement regarding the democratic protests  in Hong Kong, explaining that the situation in Hong Kong has not only made Taiwanese cherish their existing democratic system and way of life even more, but also made it clear to them that the “one country, two systems” model is not viable. The people of Hong Kong have the right to pursue their own democracy and freedom. Even more, they have the right to choose their own lifestyle and political system. Taiwan is a bastion of democracy in Asia, and we will always support these universal values.
2019-06-13 Meets with US and Japanese political science scholars from the Brookings Institution. States that Taiwan's determination to embrace the world will not change, and that working together with the United States and Japan, we hope to make even greater contributions to the international community.
2019-06-10 Attends the opening ceremony for the 2019 Asia Pacific Chapter Retraining Conference of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy Associates (FBINAA), where she states that Taiwan is a reliable partner and a force for good in the world. We are determined to do our part to combat international crime, because Taiwan is an irreplaceable part of global law enforcement endeavors.
2019-06-06 Inspects the third phase of the National Sports Park  project, and states that the government has a responsibility to give the athletes full support, providing them with the best resources and equipment so that they can focus wholly on their training. In the future, the government will push for new programs, giving priority to hiring outstanding retired players as coaches at the National Training Center, so that they can pass on their skills and experience and lay a solid foundation for Taiwan's athletics.
2019-06-06 Attends the plaque unveiling ceremony for the Taiwan Council for U.S. Affairs, where she states that for our countries, democracy is not just a slogan. It is a way of life for our people, and a fundamental value that protects their dignity. Based on our shared commitment to democratic values, we will ensure that Taiwan-US relations continue to move steadily forward, as we work together to promote a more free and open Indo-Pacific region.
2019-06-03 Meets with a visiting delegation of overseas pro-democracy activists, and states that Taiwan upholds democratic values and is concerned about the development of democracy and human rights in mainland China. Notes that these are universal values, and expresses hope that China will take this path.
2019-05-28 Inspects takeoff and landing exercises on the Changhua highway strip for the Han Kuang 35 exercise. Praises the precise actions and heroic performance of all armed forces personnel, and states that the most important goal of national defense is safeguarding national sovereignty and democratic freedoms. We are committed to holding on to every inch of our territory and national sovereignty, and steadfastly safeguarding our democratic freedoms.
2019-05-27 Nominates Yang Hui-chin, Tsai Tzung-jen, Shieh Ming-yan, and Lu Tai-lang as Grand Justices and sends the list of nominees to the Legislative Yuan for approval.
2019-05-25 Meets with the members of Taiwan's World Health Assembly (WHA) action team, reiterating that health issues and disease prevention efforts should transcend national borders, and that Taiwan, which contributes actively to international medical and public health undertakings, should not be excluded from the WHA. Regarding the renaming of the Coordination Council for North American Affairs (CCNAA)—Taiwan's representative office in the United States—as the Taiwan Council for US Affairs (TCUSA), she says the name change attests to the stability of Taiwan-US relations, and shows that support for Taiwan in the international community will continue to grow.
2019-05-24 Hosts a ceremony celebrating the commencement of production of Tuojiang-class frigates and high-speed minelayers by the ROC Navy. Emphasizes that the government is determined to bolster Taiwan's national defense self-sufficiency. Encourages everyone to give their all for Taiwan, and to be brave in facing challenges in national defense and economic transformation.
2019-05-23 Visits an offshore wind farm, and emphasizes that by localizing the wind power industry supply chain, we can foster the upgrade and transformation of domestic industries. Looks forward to everyone's joint efforts to help Taiwan's offshore wind energy industry prosper.
2019-05-21 Attends the launching ceremony for the China Steel Liberty. States that the name of this new vessel not only carries profound meaning by helping to advocate for Taiwan's democratic image, but also as a prime example of business collaboration. Even more importantly, it demonstrates Taiwan's strengths in shipbuilding and maritime engineering. Expresses hope that more vessels will soon follow, spurring growth in both upstream and downstream industrial chains, helping Taiwan's shipbuilding industry flourish once again.
2019-05-20 Holds a press conference where she shares with the public her administration's achievements over the past three years and responds to questions from the media. The 10 key areas for continued progress are: increase pay, cut taxes; expand investments; upgrade industries; a nuclear-free homeland; green energy; pension reform; long-term care and childcare; social housing; national defense self-sufficiency; and defend sovereignty.
2019-05-13 Meets with the Manufactures United General Association of Industrial Park of ROC and emphasizes that the government will be manufacturers' strongest backer. Welcomes Taiwanese firms back to Taiwan, and encourages them to replace "Made in China" products with high-quality "Made in Taiwan" products, so that they receive more orders from other countries.
2019-05-12 Meets with the winners of the 14th COLLEGE HIGH national dance competition, delivering on the promise she made last December, when she visited the competitors, that she would invite the winners to the Office of the President. States that young street dancers are gifted, and expresses hope that everyone can lend them their strongest support. Reminds students to always remember their reason for dancing, and to chase their dreams.
2019-05-11 Attends a forum themed "young people breaking the mold" with senior high school students, and shares her experiences with them. Explains that she uses social media to communicate directly with the people, and that democracy and freedom of speech are Taiwan's most important values, expressing hope that everyone would come together to safeguard these values.
Convenes a high-level national security meeting, where she listens to reports on the possible impacts of and responses to the US-China trade dispute on Taiwan and the global economy, as well as a progress report on the national security team's implementation of the guidelines for countering the "one country, two systems model for Taiwan." In addition to instructing related agencies on appropriate response measures, holds a press conference to explain to the people that Taiwan's economic foundation is sound, and emphasizes that we must choose the correct path for economic development. Calls on the people to remain united and muster the determination to protect Taiwan in the face of major changes in cross-strait politics.
2019-05-09 Presides over a groundbreaking ceremony for Taiwan's indigenous submarine program's dedicated factory. Emphasizes that peace relies on national defense, and Taiwan is resolutely committed to achieving national defense self-sufficiency. States that Taiwan can build its own naval vessels, and encourages the navy, the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), and CSBC Corporation to persevere in their dedication and bravery, overcome challenges, and build vessels that will be the pride of Taiwan.
2019-05-04 Inspects Jin Hua and Hai An Field Exercise No. 10, and expresses hope that our coast guard, navy, police, and firefighters will provide stronger security for our borders, safeguard our maritime territory, and open a new chapter in the sustainable development of our territorial waters by relying on facts to find the truth and incorporating technology into their operations.
2019-05-01 Meets with 2019 model workers and their spouses, and states that the government will continue to improve Taiwan's labor environment, provide more protection for workers, and deliver on promises to workers more quickly.
2019-04-30 Inspects a river improvement project at a pumping station in Keelung, where she explains that the restrictions on land development along the Keelung River were lifted thanks to the joint efforts of the central and local governments. The results will safeguard the rights of the people in this river basin, and create a better future for the city.
2019-04-30 Welcomes Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and First Lady Morales with military honors. Meets with the couple and hosts a state banquet in their honor. Explains that Taiwan will continue to uphold the principle of steadfast diplomacy and mutual assistance for mutual benefits to promote various cooperative projects with Guatemala, achieve win-win outcomes and make even more contributions to the international community.
2019-04-27 Attends a rally themed "Farewell to Nuclear Power for a Beautiful Future." Pledges again that the government will take concrete action in an all-out effort to promote transformation of the energy industry and develop renewable energy sources to create a non-nuclear homeland and reduce the burning of coal.
2019-04-25 Attends the GTI Asia Taipei Expo, where she explains that as Taiwan's smart technology industrial chains are growing stronger, the government is working to build Taiwan into the best digital technology R&D base in Asia so that the most outstanding game machines in the world will all be "Made in Taiwan."
2019-04-22 Meets with representatives from local environmental protection groups on Earth Day. States that she has met with environmental protection groups once a year over the past three years to fulfill her promise before assuming office as president, and more importantly, to listen to their views and exchange opinions. Calls on the public and private sectors to work together to chalk up even greater achievements in environmental affairs in the coming years.
2019-04-18 Attends a ceremony to unveil the new police uniform, which is a symbol of responsibility toward the nation and represents the image of the police force as a whole. Expresses hope that the newly designed uniform will boost the Taiwan police force’s new professional and clean-cut image, and help police officers perform their duties more safely and efficiently.
2019-04-17 Visits Air Defense Missile Command in Makung, Penghu County, and on behalf of the Taiwan people, shows appreciation and support to our brothers and sisters in uniform for staying on the alert and keeping us informed of China's military actions during this period.
2019-04-16 Convenes a meeting with national security heads regarding the recent long-range flights by fighter jets from China designed to harass Taiwan, where she instructs the Ministry of National Defense to closely monitor the PLA's military activities and immediately share information with relevant countries in the region. In addition, instructs all agencies involved in border control to monitor the purpose of visits by people entering Taiwan. If visitors are suspected of coming to Taiwan to advocate the "one country, two systems" model or "unification by force," to incite military conflict or intimidate Taiwanese and thereby putting national security and social stability at risk, the government should adopt appropriate control measures, and when necessary, deny such persons entry into Taiwan.
2019-04-16 Welcomes St. Christopher and Nevis Prime Minister Timothy Harris with military honors. Meets with and confers the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon on the prime minister, and hosts a state banquet in his honor. States that Taiwan and St. Christopher and Nevis share universal values of freedom, democracy, and the rule of law, and that we will continue to work together to promote progress and prosperity in our countries.
2019-04-16 Attends the opening ceremony of the 2019 Indo-Pacific Dialogue, and emphasizes that as a full partner in the United States' Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, Taiwan is ready, willing and able to do more in the Indo-Pacific and beyond. Expresses hope to work together with the United States to forge a new era in the Taiwan-US partnership.
2019-04-15 Attends the "TRA and AIT@40: Celebrating 40 Years of Friendship" reception hosted by the American Institute in Taiwan, where she states that the TRA is more than just a policy, it is a commitment to the values of freedom and democracy. And that commitment has defined the partnership between Taiwan and the US, and made us an indispensable force for good in the region and around the world. Taiwan and the US have achieved so much together over the past four decades, and she has every reason to believe that the best is yet to come.
2019-04-15 Meets with former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan, and thanks him for his contributions to Taiwan-US relations during his tenure, as well as the members of the US Senate and House of Representatives for their longstanding support for Taiwan. Expresses hope that ties between Taiwan and the United States will grow even closer, and that we can create a peaceful, stable, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific based on our strong cooperative partnership.
2019-04-09 Accepts an invitation from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Brookings Institution, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) to participate in a videoconference from the Presidential Office along with important US political figures and scholars.
2019-04-06 Attends the 2019 Presidential Office Concert, the largest ever, in front of the Presidential Office Building, joining the public for a cross-generational, genre-transcending musical feast, which is free and open to the general public for the first time.
2019-03-30 Attends a banquet commemorating the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Taiwan Relations Act and the first anniversary of the Taiwan Travel Act. States that Taiwan is at the forefront of the world's struggle to resist Chinese pressure, and that as long as we safeguard our sovereignty, refrain from engaging in rash behavior, and refuse to buckle under pressure, we can help maintain regional peace and stability and win the support of the international community.
2019-03-29 Attends an unveiling ceremony and an exhibit of the Taiwan Urban Regeneration & Financial Services Co. Ltd (TURFS). Expresses hope that TURFS and government agencies will work together to proactively engage in the reconstruction of dangerous and old buildings as well as urban renewal, so that people can live in a safe and sound homeland.
2019-03-28 Attends a videoconference with US Heritage Foundation during a transit stop in Hawaii. States that Taiwan will continue to establish closer partnerships with like-minded countries. Delivers remarks at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport after concluding her "Oceans of Democracy" state visits. Emphasizes that Taiwan is a contributor to the Indo-Pacific region, and our government will continue to lead Taiwan through the many challenges ahead, so that we can engage with the world with pride and dignity, and be a true maritime power.
2019-03-27 Makes a transit stop in Hawaii on her diplomatic mission under the theme "Oceans of Democracy." Attends a banquet with Taiwanese expatriates, where she explains the government’s reform achievements over the past three years, emphasizes that although we face internal challenges and external pressure, everyone should be confident in Taiwan as we continue to strive for the future of the next generation of Taiwanese people.
2019-03-26 Arrives in the Marshall Islands. Participates in the Pacific Women Leaders' Coalition Conference, where the president expresses hope to work with allies in the region to achieve greater gender equality. Witnesses, together with Marshall Islands President Hilda C. Heine, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands regarding Women Business Start-up Small Loan Revolving Fund. Attends a state banquet held by President Heine.
2019-03-25 Attends official welcome ceremony in Nauru, confers the Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon on Nauru President Baron Waqa, and holds bilateral talks. Addresses the Parliament of Nauru, briefs her audience on Taiwan and Nauru's cooperative accomplishments in the fields of education, agriculture, and medicine, thanks Nauru for its support for Taiwan's international participation, and expresses hope for closer exchanges. Later on, attends a state banquet hosted by Nauru President Waqa.
2019-03-24 Attends a breakfast meeting with Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. and a group of local leaders. Conveys appreciation to the government and people of Palau for their warm hospitality. Declares that the diplomatic friendship between Taiwan and Palau will continue to grow stronger, ushering in a new period of closer bilateral cooperation. Departs Palau and arrives at the Nauru International Airport.
2019-03-23 Visits the Palau Division of Marine Law Enforcement to observe a coast guard search and rescue drill. Takes a boat to Nikko Bay and Dolphin Bay to learn about Palau's progress in ecological conservation. Visits Airai Bai (men's meeting house) and Belau National Museum to experience Palau's Austronesian culture. Visits the Belau National Hospital and witnesses a ceremony for the donation of medical equipment by the Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital to the Palau Ministry of Health.
2019-03-22 Meets with Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. for wide-ranging discussions on issues of mutual concern. Visits the Palau National Congress and inspects the Taiwan Technical Mission in Palau. Attends a state banquet held by President Remengesau in the evening and witnesses the signing of an agreement on coast guard cooperation.
2019-03-21 Departs on state visits to three of Taiwan's diplomatic allies in the Pacific—Palau, Nauru, and the Marshall Islands, marking the beginning of an eight-day, seven-night trip under the theme "Oceans of Democracy." Before boarding the plane, explains the delegation's three major tasks on this trip: international cooperation, international participation, and showing the world Taiwan's efforts.
2019-03-20 Meets with the Lamigo Monkeys (Taoyuan), champion of the 2018 Taiwan series of the Chinese Professional Baseball League to show how much the government values baseball. Emphasizes that the "three arrows" raft of measures to promote the development of baseball in Taiwan are on track, and that the government will continue to support this national sport.
2019-03-19 Attends the opening ceremony of the Taiwan Cyber Security Summit 2018. Emphasizes that the "cybersecurity is national security" and therefore is one of her administration's key policy objectives. Expresses hope that joint efforts by the public and private sectors will help Taiwan develop stronger response and defense capacities against cyberattacks.
2019-03-14 Presides over the ninth meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. Emphasizes that the more complex the issue, the more patient we must be in dealing with it. The government has the determination to reflect upon past policy mistakes, and move steadily toward true reconciliation and cooperation. We will build a Taiwanese identity that all people aspire to, one that is firmly rooted in this land.
2019-03-11 After convening a National Security Meeting, proposes guidelines as a basis for action by Taiwan's national security team and executive branch to effectively counter the immense national security challenge posed by China's "one country, two systems model for Taiwan," and to safeguard our national sovereignty, freedom, and democracy.
2019-03-11 Attends the opening ceremony for A Civil Society Dialogue on Securing Religious Freedom in the Indo-Pacific Region. Says that the state should not interfere with or control religious organizations, and that the government should create an environment of tolerance and acceptance, and a respect for minorities and diversity. Taiwan will continue to strengthen partnerships with friends around the globe to create a world where people are free from fear of persecution, and fear of exile because of their religion or ethnicity.
2019-03-05 Meets with Taiwan Social Welfare League. Explains the government's social welfare policies and achievements. Expresses hope that through sharing their experiences and practical challenges, social welfare groups will work together with the government to promote the next phase of our social welfare policies.
2019-02-28 its down with CNN and Nikkei on February 18-19 and February 28, respectively, and answers questions regarding current international conditions, Taiwan-US relations, Taiwan-Japan relations, and cross-strait relations.
2019-02-28 Attends the nation's main memorial ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of the 228 Incident, themed "Truth--Dignity--Moving Forward Together." Stresses that the government's goal in promoting transitional justice is to enable all persons residing in Taiwan to live each day with peace of mind, without fear of violent government oppression or of being taken away by police in the middle of the night, never to return, and to enjoy the right to read freely, express opinions freely and create a better democratic society together.
2019-02-27 Invites cargo truck operators and firms to a reception, where she reiterates that our administration is absolutely not trying to "destroy" older vehicles, and praises Executive Yuan Premier Su and his team for proposing a solution identifying 6 areas for improvement. Emphasizes her position and determination that the government will strive to reduce the burden on drivers and firms, and fight air pollution together.
2019-02-25 Attends a press conference announcing the Coast Guard Administration's largest ever bust of a drug-smuggling warehouse, where she reiterates that anti-drug work is the government's top priority, and we will continue to promote a joint regional defense mechanism, integrate six major systems, bolster enforcement capabilities, and construct a strong social safety net including families, communities, and schools, to solve the drug problem at its source.
2019-02-25 Visits the Longqi landfill site, where she learns about the site's history and opinions of locals. Praises Taiwanese people for using democratic mechanisms to make their voices heard and enact change, and promises to instruct the Executive Yuan and local governments to establish a task force to solve longstanding issues related to the Longqi landfill together.
2019-02-25 Attends the opening ceremony for the Taiwan CAR Lab, and states that autonomous vehicle technology is an opportunity that Taiwan's industry cannot afford to miss. Under cooperation from central and local governments, local vehicle component manufacturers and the overall technological industry will reach new heights.
2019-02-23 Invites taxi operator representatives to a reception in order to understand current industry conditions and challenges. States that the government will aid in the overall upgrade of the industry to respond to passengers' needs and expectations through three major initiatives: subsidies for vehicle replacement, increased assistance for diversified taxis, and promoting the use of group taxis in remote areas.
2019-02-21 Visits the Hsinchu Moat. In response to questions about marriage equality issues, expresses her hope that the draft legislation proposed by the Executive Yuan will successfully pass the Legislative Yuan, making Taiwan an example for democratic societies. Also calls for Taiwanese citizens to accept changes with tolerance in the spirit of mutual understanding, in order to resolve differing viewpoints together.
2019-02-21 Inspects the National Space Organization, where she presents a certificate of flight readiness for Formosat-7. Praises the research and development team for their hard work and dedication over the years, and expresses hope that Formosat-7 will become a powerful tool for weather forecasting and disaster mitigation, allowing Taiwan to contribute more to sustainable development and combating climate change.
2019-02-20 Holds a corridor chat in response to the issue of a cross-strait peace agreement, in which she states that China has not abandoned the threat of the use of force against Taiwan, and continues to force "one country, two systems" on Taiwan. Under these circumstances, there can be no equality in negotiations, and thus no true peace. States that Taiwan is a democracy with a clear direction: freedom, democracy, security, and prosperity, and Taiwan will determine its own future.
2019-02-13 Attends Lunar New Year reception for Taiwanese SMEs. Emphasizes that in the new year, the government will strive to expand domestic demand, continue to pursue industrial upgrades, and create a better investment environment. Together, Taiwan and SMEs will seek stability, adapt, and progress amid global changes.
Thanks the Coast Guard Administration's 13th Offshore Flotilla for their hard work, and reminds guardspeople that even during the Lunar New Year, they must approach their work to protect our borders and prevent diseased pigs from entering Taiwan rigorously and to the highest standards of disease prevention, and that they must be prepared for a long-term battle against African swine fever.
2019-01-25 Inspects the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology's (NCIST) Systems Manufacturing Center. Expresses hope that NCIST will speed mass production of combat-ready weapons and accelerate the transmission of knowledge to new talent, expand diversified cooperation between industry, government, and academia, both domestically and internationally, and establish a foundation for the next 50 years of the national defense industry.
2019-01-22 Thanks the Highway Police Bureau's 6th Division and Longtan Brigade for their hard work. Explains that the Executive Yuan has already approved increases to hazard pay for highway police, and that the government will continue updating equipment and improving pay and benefits for highway police, to allow them to patrol more safely and receive better healthcare.
2019-01-20 Attends an afternoon tea for the release of a special book on 40th anniversary of the Kaohsiung Qiaotou Incident, where she discusses stories from the time period. States that the democracy and freedom we enjoy now did not fall from the sky, and hopes young people will take up responsibility for Taiwan's future with bravery and determination by learning about historical events.
2019-01-19 Receives the recipients of the 2018 Phoenix Awards. Reiterates that the government must give its full support to firefighters on the front lines. In addition to upgrading manpower and personal equipment for firefighters, we must also promote a charitable trust fund for healthcare, to guarantee their rights and ensure that they receive better care. 
2019-01-15 Meets with and thanks the Army's Hua-Tung Defense Command Tank Battalion for their hard work. Emphasizes that the government will utilize the "3 Commitments"—commitment to defending Taiwan's sovereignty and security, commitment to protecting our free and democratic way of life, and commitment to strengthening Taiwan—in order to maintain stability, responsiveness, and progress amid changes in the international sphere.
2019-01-11 Attends the 34th meeting of the Presidential Office Human Rights Consultative Committee. Expresses hope that committee members will provide suggestions based on their expertise in the new term. States that in the future she will lead government colleagues to face challenges with courage and push for more comprehensive human rights policies.
2019-01-11 Holds a press conference at the Presidential Office Building to announce that she has accepted the resignation of Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德), and that his successor will be Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌).
2019-01-08 Meets with and hosts a state banquet for Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa and his wife. Expresses gratitude for Nauru’s strong support for Taiwan, and for the passage of Nauru’s first legislative resolution supporting Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the United Nations (UN) system. Expresses hope for continued cooperation to promote mutual development.
2019-01-05 Attends a reception for the international press corps stationed in Taiwan. Stresses that the people of Taiwan absolutely will not accept the "one country, two systems" model for Taiwan, an adoption that China's president has recently pushed for. Calls on China to move towards democracy and see Taiwan from a democratic perspective, which is the only way to understand what Taiwanese really think and gain the trust of international society.
2019-01-04 Inspects measures being taken against African swine fever (ASF) in Kinmen. States that we should not let down our guard against, nor take any chances regarding this ASF outbreak, noting that the public should be prepared for a long-term battle against the epidemic. Calls on China once again to maintain close and effective control over sick and dead pigs and promote transparency by following relevant agreements signed by the two sides and sharing information on epidemic prevention by establishing an epidemic notification platform.
2019-01-02 Responding to a speech delivered by China's President Xi Jinping (習近平) commemorating the 40th anniversary of the so-called "Message to Compatriots in Taiwan," emphasizes that we have never accepted the "1992 Consensus." The fundamental reason is because the Beijing authorities' definition of the "1992 Consensus" is "one China" and "one country, two systems." Taiwan absolutely will not accept "one country, two systems." The vast majority of Taiwanese also resolutely oppose "one country, two systems," and this opposition is the "Taiwan consensus."
2019-01-01 Delivers a new year's address, stating that the new year will be a year of fighting for our livelihoods, protecting our democracy, and safeguarding our sovereignty. Commenting on cross-strait relations, calls on China that it must face the reality of the existence of the Republic of China (Taiwan); it must respect the commitment of the 23 million people of Taiwan to freedom and democracy; it must handle cross-strait differences peacefully, on a basis of equality; and it must be governments or government-authorized agencies that engage in negotiations. These "four musts" are the most basic and crucial foundations that will determine whether cross-strait relations develop in a positive direction.
2018-12-28 Attends a press conference for the opening of the Chinese Professional Baseball League's 30th Anniversary Exhibition. Explains that Taiwan's national sport of baseball emphasizes never giving up and growing from adversity. Baseball teaches us to maintain an all-out fighting spirit and never give up.
2018-12-25 Attends a rank conferral ceremony for the senior officers of the armed forces for the first half of 2019. Praises the military as the core that solidifies national security, and expresses hope that the officers promoted will work towards the three goals of substantive innovation, strengthening overall national defense, and defending our home and country, in order to defend the security of Taiwan and the region.
2018-12-22 Visits Yunlin County to inspect kitchen waste management processes and talk with pig farmers. Once again calls for citizens to take the African swine fever epidemic seriously and instructs the Executive Yuan's Council of Agriculture to create an action plan and corresponding measures as quickly as possible.
2018-12-21 Presides over the eighth meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. States that negotiations on issues involving Asia Cement Corporation have made progress and also emphasizes that by achieving transitional justice, Taiwan can become even more democratic, free, equal, and tolerant, and become a nation that truly embraces transitional justice.
2018-12-19 Visits Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to inspect border control measures to prevent the spread of African swine fever and related diseases. Learns about inspection and search and seizure procedures and calls on the people to be more vigilant to prevent the spread of African swine fever to Taiwan together.
2018-12-18 Attends talks with Taoyuan City Government. Discusses major infrastructure planning in Taoyuan with Mayor Cheng Wen-Tsan (鄭文燦) and expresses hope for closer cooperation between central and city governments in the future to create rapid growth for Taoyuan City and transform it into Taiwan's strongest, youngest, and most futuristic metropolis.
2018-12-18 Holds a corridor chat at the Presidential Office, where she calls on the people to prevent the spread of African swine fever to Taiwan. When asked by media about statues of former President Chiang Kai-shek, the redesign of the New Taiwan Dollar, and the removal of the military honor guard from Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, says that these are not issues that can be decided by any individual or agency. States that the goal of the Transitional Justice Commission is to uncover the truth and promote the people's reconciliation with historical events, and that this process is crucial to society. 
2018-12-13 Visits Taipei North Gate Square and listens to a presentation by the Taipei City Government on the West District Gateway Project. Learns about Taipei City Government's plans for infrastructure construction, and takes inventory of important areas for cooperation between local and central government, in order to make cooperation more focused and efficient.
2018-12-11 Holds a corridor chat at the Presidential Office regarding issues of concern to citizens. Emphasizes political policies must take into account the burden on the people, and expresses hope for normal and healthy cross-strait exchanges.
2018-12-10 Presents the 13th Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award to the Gusdurian Network Indonesia. Expresses hope that all of our like-minded friends in the international community will work together to form a strong alliance of shared values, so we can contribute even more to the world.
2018-12-06 Holds a corridor chat at the Presidential Office, where she states that the administration's most important task after the 9-in-1 elections is to reflect on and review their performance and to open dialogues throughout society. Only in this way can we come to better understand the people's thoughts.
2018-11-29 Attends the Opening Ceremony of the "2018 Taiwan Healthcare+ Expo" and emphasizes Taiwan's incomparable advantages: exceptional healthcare technologies, a complete tech industry supply chain, and outstanding biotech and pharmaceutical industry capabilities. Looks forward to Taiwan's healthcare sector tapping into international cooperation networks to create endless possibilities for Taiwan's next-generation healthcare technology industries.
2018-11-15 Attends the unveiling ceremony for the National Communications and Cybersecurity Center. States that the inauguration of the Center is an important milestone in Taiwan's cybersecurity defense, and is a concrete implementation of Taiwan's "cybersecurity is national security" strategy. Expresses hope that Taiwan's cybersecurity team-- the National Security Council, the Cybersecurity Department of the Executive Yuan, and the National Communications Commission-- will quickly complete cybersecurity defense mechanisms for their areas of jurisdiction to create a sound protection system and a strong line of defense for Taiwan's cybersecurity.
2018-11-13 Attends a ceremony for the opening of the Renshui Tunnel as part of the Suhua Highway Improvement Project. Expresses government's commitment to promoting the construction of freeways and railways and the maintenance and management of transportation equipment to provide residents of Eastern Taiwan with a safe route home.
2018-11-12 Welcomes Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau and Mrs. Remengesau with full military honors, meeting and state banquet. Thanks Palau for speaking up on behalf of Taiwan's participation in the international community for many years, and looks forward to continued cooperation with the Republic of Palau on issues including climate change, marine resources, and clean energy, so as to promote progress and development in both countries and benefit more people.
2018-11-12 Attends the International Scientific Leaders' Forum, marking Academia Sinica's 90th Anniversary. Looks forward to Taiwan collaborating with preeminent scientists and experts from around the world to forge deeper ties of knowledge, start more joint research programs, advance scientific development, and benefit all our societies.
2018-11-12 Meets with the Taiwan delegation that will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Week activities. Emphasizes that Taiwan is a major link in the global digital economy supply chain, and can also contribute much to innovative governance and promoting inclusive growth. Also expresses hope that the delegation will complete its mission and highlight Taiwan's importance in the digital economy.
2018-11-09 Attends the 72nd Industrial Festival. States that the government will continue to work with industry to enhance and transform Taiwan's economy in the face of changes in the international political economy and reorganization of the global industry division of labor.
2018-11-08 Attends a ceremony commissioning two naval vessels Mingchuan and Fengchia. Expresses the importance the government attaches to strengthening military capabilities, and once again conveys the message of the Taiwanese people to the world: We will not concede in defending the Republic of China (Taiwan) and our free, democratic way of life!
2018-11-01 Attends the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 International Forum on Legal Aid: Expanding the Horizons of Legal Aid. Affirms that the legal aid system contributes to implementing the people's right to institute legal proceedings and their right to equality, as guaranteed under our Constitution. Also encourages our legal aid partners to continue their efforts to help all those in need, and gradually remove judicial barriers.
2018-10-29 Converses by phone with Eswatini's King Mswati III. Thanks King Mswati III for his condolences following the train derailment in Yilan County. 
Exchanges views on issues including reciprocal visits by the respective heads of state over the past year; bilateral economic, medical and power plant cooperation projects; and the appointment of a new Eswatini prime minister. Expresses hope that the meaningful cooperation projects our two nations are now working on will move the bilateral relationship forward.
2018-10-28 Attends a ceremony marking the completion and inauguration of the second phase of the Taichung Metropolitan Area Railway Elevation Project. In response to the Puyuma Express train accident on October 21, states that a thorough investigation into the incident, as well as a comprehensive safety inspection of the Puyuma Express and the Taiwan Railway Administration, should be conducted to see necessary reforms through.
2018-10-22 Early in the morning, inspects the Xinma Station in Yilan County in the wake of the Puyuma Express train accident, which derailed on October 21 and caused heavy casualties. There she is briefed on how the incident happened and what rescue operations and transport measures have been implemented. Goes on to visit the injured and the families of the victims in the Suao Branch of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Saint Mary’s Hospital Lotung, Lotung Poh-Ai Hospital, and National Yang-Ming University Hospital in Yilan County. Instructs related agencies to clarify the cause of the incident as soon as possible, and expresses hope that all of our citizens can weather these difficult times together.
2018-10-15 Meets with the ROC contingent to the Indonesia 2018 Asian Para Games. Praises the coaches and the athletes for putting forth effort and perspiration to win distinction for the nation. Expresses hope that the Ministry of Education and the Sports Administration will continue to support our athletes and sports events, and promote sports and recreational activities, including those for physically and mentally disabled athletes.
2018-10-15 Attends the opening ceremony of the National Biotechnology Research Park. States that Taiwan’s biopharmaceutical industry will be the key source of competitiveness for our next generation. The inauguration of the park will create a clustering effect and drive innovation and development in the field.
2018-10-11 Attends the opening ceremony of the Yushan Forum. Explains Taiwan's efforts to promote a sustainable future in the region, demonstrating the spirit of the forum and our New Southbound Policy: Taiwan helps Asia, and Asia helps Taiwan.
2018-10-10 Meets a delegation led by former South African President F. W. de Klerk and his wife. Emphasizes that Taiwan and South Africa share values that promote democracy, peace, and transitional justice. Taiwan will continue to uphold those values, and work with like-minded countries to fulfill our responsibilities to the international community.
2018-10-10 Attends the ROC's 107th Double Tenth National Day Celebration, and delivers an address entitled "Democratic Taiwan Lights up the World." Explains that Taiwan will respond to dramatic changes in international politics and economics by seeking stability, adaptability, and making progress, and build a stronger Taiwan by strengthening national security, the economy, and the social safety net.
2018-10-09 Welcomes Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet, who is here to participate in the ROC's National Day celebrations, with full military honors. Meets with the prime minister and hosts a state banquet in his honor. Thanks Saint Lucia for supporting Taiwan, and the prime minister for the importance he places on our diplomatic relationship. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Saint Lucia will continue to enhance bilateral relations so that together, we can create even more cooperative achievements.
2018-10-08 Welcomes Republic of Paraguay President Mario Abdo Benítez and his wife to Taiwan with full military honors. Meets with and hosts a state dinner for President and Mrs. Abdo. Confers the Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon on President Abdo, and thanks him for leading a delegation to Taiwan to take part in the ROC's National Day celebrations. Together with the Paraguayan president, signs a joint declaration reiterating that Taiwan and Paraguay pledge to continue enhancing their long-standing friendly ties, founded on the shared values and principles of a democratic system.
2018-10-05 Attends a ceremony to announce the cancellation of the criminal records of the victims of past political repression to rectify unjust court verdicts from the Martial Law period. Stresses that Taiwan's democracy will not revert to the old path, and neither will the value of transitional justice. We will continue to draw on the lessons of history to achieve true reconciliation with the same resolute attitude in the future.
2018-10-01 Attends the 2018 International Conference on Constitutional Court and Human Rights Protection. Expresses hope that after our judicial reform, especially the adoption of Constitutional Litigation Law, the Justices of the Constitutional Court will continue to guide the stable development of our democratic constitutional order and to protect the constitutional rights of our people in a more effective and comprehensive manner.
2018-09-29 Attends the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asia Pacific Think-tank Summit. Praises the Summit for becoming one of the preeminent platforms for subject experts from around the globe. Expresses hope that we can strengthen Taiwan's cooperation with like-minded countries in investment, trade, and infrastructure through in-depth discussions on Indo-Pacific strategy, making Taiwan a critical force driving regional development for years to come.
2018-09-28 Presides over the seventh meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. Emphasizes that the goal of transitional justice is to restore the truth, and that discussing the history of oppression suffered by indigenous peoples will help us realize that to safeguard their education, languages, and cultures is to uphold fairness and justice. We have to both honestly face our history, and honestly reflect on our nation's mistakes, to address transitional justice regarding the authoritarian era, and the even broader issues of transitional justice for indigenous peoples.
2018-09-25 Attends the opening ceremony of the 24th congress of the World Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce. Explains that as Taiwan's "startup corridor" is taking shape, the government will continue to offer tax incentives, cultivate and bring in outstanding innovative talent to make Taiwan a hub for venture capital in Asia, and invite all Taiwan firms to increase their investment in Taiwan.
2018-09-19 Attends the joint opening ceremony of the 2018 Energy Taiwan & Circular Economy Taiwan. Explains that Taiwan has some of the world's best wind farms and one of the best environments for developing offshore wind power, and that by integrating environmental protection and technology, Taiwan can embrace the circular economy era. Expresses hope that firms from around the world will invest in Taiwan, which embraces green energy and environmental protection.
2018-09-07 Attends the opening ceremony of the sixth National Agricultural Congress. States that faced with the challenges of global climate change, trade liberalization, and an aging agricultural labor population, “new era” farmers have to use innovative thinking to consider how they can coexist and thrive with the environment. Says we hope to draw on the wisdom, experience and knowledge of the participants to reposition and find new solutions for Taiwan agriculture.
2018-09-04 Meets with representatives from the ROC contingent to the Asian Games 2018 Jakarta-Palembang, and thanks the athletes for their outstanding performances, seeking glory for our country, and raising Taiwan's international profile. Pledges that the government will provide better logistics support, and speed up progress toward our goal of "doubling the sports budget."
2018-08-30 Attends activities to mark 2018 ROC Armed Forces Day and All-Out Defense Education Day. On behalf of the people of Taiwan, thanks the armed forces for safeguarding the nation and its people during the recent devastating floods in central and southern Taiwan. Explains the government's determination to increase the national defense budget, enhance national defense self-sufficiency, and fully support the nation’s armed forces.
2018-08-25 Makes a two-day inspection of Chiayi and Tainan, listening to the public’s concerns and suggestions. Visits and interacts with the disaster victims to get a better picture of the damage caused by the recent torrential rain in southern Taiwan, and the response measures taken by local governments. Consults military about post-disaster support efforts, and pledges that the government will do everything possible to assist recovery and prevent any disease outbreak so that disaster victims can resume normal life as soon as possible.
2018-08-21 Issues a statement on the termination of diplomatic relations with El Salvador, noting that China’s suppression of Taiwan has not ceased, and has only become all-pervasive, and its actions around the world have already caused serious global instability. Now is not the time for political parties to compare cross-strait policies. Now is the time to come together as one, and join forces to defend the shared bottom line of our national sovereignty. Over the past two years, the people of Taiwan have proven to the world that threats will not force Taiwanese to give up freedom and democracy, or abandon our determination to contribute to the international community. In the future, we will continue to appeal to like-minded countries to join us in combatting China's international conduct, which is spinning out of control. We will also call on our diplomatic allies to cherish their long-standing friendship with Taiwan, and our contributions to their substantive development.
2018-08-20 During stopover in Houston, Texas, attends a business roundtable with representatives of Taiwanese companies operating in the region, and visits the Texas Medical Center Innovation Institute. Returns to Taiwan, concluding her trip to Paraguay and Belize. Delivers remarks at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, emphasizing that the delegation has taken concrete action to show to the world that Taiwan will not bow to pressure. Pressure will only make Taiwan stronger and more unified, and strengthen its determination to engage with the world.
2018-08-19 During transit in Houston, Texas, attends a dinner banquet for Taiwanese expatriates and explains the government's reform achievements, emphasizing that she is guiding the reform process, and is as determined and confident as ever to lead her administration to transform Taiwan, and asks all Taiwanese living abroad to work with the government to fight for Taiwan. Visits the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Johnson Space Center in Houston.
2018-08-18 Before addressing the National Assembly of Belize, receives the Key to the City of Belmopan from Mayor Khalid Belisle. Visits Belize's Institute for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ITVET), and witnesses a computer donation ceremony. Has a breakfast meeting with the Taiwan Technical Mission in Belize, expressing hope that Taiwan will not only provide its diplomatic allies with needed technical assistance, but will also help them create better employment opportunities and promote development.
2018-08-17 Arrives in Belize, inspects the ROC Embassy there, and poses for photos with her delegation in front of the "Taiwan Street" and "#1 Taiwan St." street signs outside the embassy compound. Following a visit to the Museum of Belize, receives the Order of Belize from Governor General Sir Colville Young, and attends a state banquet hosted by His Excellency. Visits and holds talks with the Governor-General and Prime Minister Dean Barrow.
2018-08-16 Meets with Honduran Vice President Olga Alvarado, also in Paraguay for the inauguration ceremony of Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benite, to discuss future Taiwan-Honduran cooperation. Hosts a banquet for representatives of Taiwanese expatriate community in Paraguay, thanks the expatriates for their concern and support for Taiwan, and encourages them to work with the government to bring Taiwan and Latin America closer together.
2018-08-15 Attends the inauguration of Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benite and Vice president Hugo Velazquez. Following the ceremony, takes part in a prayer ceremony, and then a luncheon hosted by the president and first lady. Earlier in the day, holds a reception for the Taiwan Technical Mission in Paraguay, attends a luncheon hosted by Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes, and has a dinner meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, also in Paraguay for the inauguration.
2018-08-14 During transit in Los Angeles, visits the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and participates in the 2nd Annual Taiwanese American Film Festival panel discussion. Holds discussions with prominent politicians at meals, meetings, or by phone including New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Congresspersons Maxine Waters, Brad Sherman, Andy Biggs, Marco Rubio and Chairman Cory Gardner of the US Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. After arriving in Paraguay, delivers a keynote address at the opening ceremony for pre-university courses at Taiwan-Paraguay Polytechnic University (Universidad Politecnica Taiwan-Paraguay, UPTP), and presides over the UPTP unveiling ceremony.
2018-08-13 Makes first transit stop in Los Angeles, where she visits the Culture Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, and holds informal discussions with the assembled Taiwanese-American youth. Later, attends a dinner banquet for Taiwanese expatriates, explaining the government's commitment and achievements in strengthening Taiwan over the past two years by enhancing democracy, achieving justice and fairness, and creating an innovative economy. Emphasizes that every Taiwanese-American should be part of our efforts to strengthen Taiwan, and expresses hope that everyone will unite and give their all, because that's the only way Taiwan can forge its own path.
2018-08-12 Departs on a nine-day, eight-night state visit to Taiwan's Latin American diplomatic allies Paraguay and Belize under the theme "A Journey of Joint Celebration."
2018-08-10 Attends the flag presentation ceremony for the ROC contingent to the Asian Games 2018 Jakarta-Palembang, encouraging the athletes to challenge themselves and deliver outstanding performances to help raise Taiwan's international profile.
2018-08-07 Convenes the sixth meeting on international economic and trade strategy. Issues the following directives: The US-China trade dispute appears set to intensify over time and could be protracted, which would have a broad and far-reaching impact on global trade. The National Security Council and the executive branch must cooperate closely, and propose a plan for adjusting Taiwan's mid- to long-term national economic strategy as soon as possible. Once a plan has been discussed and finalized, the executive branch should draft an implementation plan, enhance communication with the public, and build a powerful national consensus to promote transformation, upgrading, and sustainable growth in the Taiwan economy.
2018-08-06 Inspects the Navy Command Headquarters, and unveils a new plaque at a monument marking the launch of a “new navy,” proclaiming that Taiwan's navy has entered a new era spearheaded by the domestic production of submarines. Encourages all navy personnel to work together to overcome challenges, move boldly into the future, and set high goals, and secure our maritime rights.
2018-08-02 Attends the unveiling and opening ceremonies for the National Housing and Urban Regeneration Center, emphasizing that the center represents strong progress in the ongoing quest for residential justice. Expresses hope that this specialized and professional institution will become a powerful force in helping the government realize residential justice.
2018-07-31 Inspects the National Sports Training Center in Kaohsiung City. Addresses the decision by the East Asian Olympic Committees (EAOC) to revoke Taichung City’s right to host the 2019 East Asian Youth Games under pressure from China, saying that it is our common expectation to uphold the original intent of sports and set aside political interference, and we will stand united in support of Taichung. Emphasizes that as president, she wants our athletes to have whatever they need, and the government will give the athletes full support so that they can focus on their training without other concerns.
2018-07-31 Accompanies Marshall Islands President Hilda C. Heine on a visit to the Southern Taiwan Science Park Bureau, and tours the floating photovoltaic power system in the Tree Valley Park. Briefs President Heine on the current status of green energy development in Taiwan, and expresses Taiwan’s willingness to provide the related technologies and resources to help the Marshall Islands develop alternative energy sources.
2018-07-27 Welcomes Marshall Islands President Hilda C. Heine with military honors. Meets with President Heine to witness signing of   agreements on mutual visa waivers and coast guard cooperation.  Expresses hope that the two agreements will help strengthen people-to-people exchanges, and ensure maritime and public safety for both countries. In the evening, hosts state banquet for the visiting delegation.
2018-07-24 Meets with former US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. States that the people of Taiwan will not bow to China's pressure, or give up our precious democratic way of life. Also says that we still believe in the power of dialogue, our willingness to engage in dialogue with China remains unchanged, and as a responsible member of the international community, Taiwan will continue to work to maintain cross-strait and regional peace and stability.
2018-07-24 Delivers remarks at the opening ceremony of the Ketagalan Forum: 2018 Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue. Emphasizes that Taiwan will strengthen its regional and global partnerships, and jointly respond to evolving global challenges to actively advance shared interests in the region, and around the world.
2018-07-23 Has breakfast with traveling press corps on the second day of her trip to promote Taitung. States that through high quality tourism, agriculture, and cultural and ethnic diversity, Taitung's tertiary industries can become a model of Taiwan's pursuit of sustainable development, and reiterates the government's determination to support local development in Taitung.
2018-07-22 Embarks on a two-day trip to promote Taitung tourism, and visits farmers, fishermen, and indigenous tribes. Stresses that Taitung has a unique charm, and expresses hope that more people will visit to experience that charm.
2018-07-21 Attends a summit held by organizations from various industries and sectors that support reforms. Emphasizes that the government is making an all-out effort to carry out reforms and development. Expresses hope that people from all professions and sectors will have faith in the government, and support its efforts to pursue change and progress for Taiwan.
2018-07-20 Meets with a delegation of participants in the Digital Innovation Forum (DIF), an event organized by the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). Emphasizes that Taiwan will continue to enhance cooperation with APEC member economies to transform the "digital divide" into a "digital opportunity," so that working together, we can enhance prosperity and development of the digital economy in the Asia Pacific region.
2018-07-18 Inspects progress of reconstruction work at the Chang Pharmacy in Zhunan Township, Miaoli County, which was torn down in the Dapu Incident. Also visits the widow of pharmacy owner Chang Sen-wen (張森文), Peng Hsiu-chun (彭秀春), and says that this incident shows that society is re-thinking its values. Although conflicts arose during that process, society has indeed reconsidered. The rebuilding of the Chang Pharmacy represents a new beginning based on society’s realigned values, and is a major milestone in Taiwanese social development.
2018-07-17 Presides over the commissioning of Taiwan’s AH-64E Apache helicopter squadron at the 601st Air Cavalry Brigade base in Taoyuan City, and says this event is an important indicator of enhanced military capabilities. States that implementation of subsequent projects to enhance combat capabilities will be accelerated, and that the government will fully support the nation’s armed forces. Also expresses hope that the newly commissioned squadron will develop into one of the best of its kind in the world.
2018-07-14 Attends a reception hosted by the General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) to promote participation in the arts and cultural activities. States that the government and GACC will work with people throughout society to help the general public better understand and value our own culture, so that various ethnic groups will continue to create a national culture with new meanings and substance, and jointly develop a steady stream of cultural creativity to help Taiwan engage with the world.
2018-07-05 Attends the 45th anniversary celebration for the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and the seventh ITRI Laureates Award Ceremony. Praises ITRI and its current and previous laureates for helping Taiwan become a technological power in today's world, and expresses hope that they will continue to look for the forces that will drive Taiwan’s next stage of transformation.
2018-07-02 Attends the opening of Academia Sinica's 33th Convocation of Academicians. States that Taiwan is at a critical juncture, undergoing massive transformation throughout its social structure including the economy, industry, demographics, and the energy sector. Expresses hope that academicians and other distinguished academics will work together to conduct research integrated across disciplines, seek groundbreaking solutions to key problems, and help national development even more.
2018-07-01 Visits the International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) Center in Taichung City. States that the INGO Center project is not the sole responsibility of the local government, and the central government should also get involved and see it as an important policy and project implementation task. Expresses hope that more organizations will move into the center, making Taichung a key link between Taiwan and the international community.
2018-06-28 Presides over the sixth meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. States that as the second-term Committee begins operations, all members and staff will step up the pace and seize the day, and respond to indigenous peoples' expectations for historical justice and transitional justice with more concrete measures.
2018-06-25 During an interview with Agence France-Presse, responds to questions about Taiwan-US relations, cross-strait relations, Taiwan's international status and identity, and the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Stresses that Taiwan is an “island of resilience,” and that we will strengthen our own power to address challenges arising from external pressure. Expresses hope that the international community will act with us and affirm the importance of democracy and freedom.
2018-06-25 Attends the opening ceremony of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy’s 15th anniversary celebration. Explains Taiwan's democratic development, and emphasizes that only if like-minded countries work and stand together can we fight against unwanted economic, political, or military coercion, and defend the values we hold dear.
2018-06-23 Inspects the banana industry in the Cishan District and the white water snowflake (a delicious domestic vegetable) industry in the Meinung District of Kaohsiung City. Encourages farmers to use their creativity and create more different flavors for their products through agricultural processing. Expresses hope that Taiwan's agricultural products will penetrate international markets so that the whole world will get a chance to enjoy Taiwan's high quality products.
2018-06-21 Delivers remarks following the passage of the pension reform bill and thanks military personnel, public servants, and educators for their understanding to ensure the nation's financial sustainability. States that a healthy pension system will help stabilize our nation and society, and that she will continue to carry out major reforms with the same resolute attitude in the future.
2018-06-20 Convenes a national security meeting where national security heads held comprehensive discussions and tabletop exercises to determine why the US-China trade dispute has escalated, and possible future developments and responses. Directs the National Security Council to coordinate executive-branch agencies to monitor and accurately assess the latest developments in the US-China trade conflict, and enhance overall response capabilities in all government agencies. Instructs the Executive Yuan and its ministries and agencies to provide the public with timely explanations of relevant issues to maintain social stability and avoid undue concern by local citizens and domestic industries due to increased US-China trade tensions.
2018-06-15 Attends the opening ceremony for the "The Legacy of Chen Uen – Art Life and Philosophy" exhibition. Explains the initial results of government efforts to encourage comic industry development. Expresses hope that everyone will work together to make the comic industry grow and flourish, and become a cultural strength that raises Taiwan’s international profile.
2018-06-15 Attends 2018 Police Day celebrations. Praises the police force for their hard work, and thanks their families for their understanding and dedication. Instructs the Ministry of the Interior and the National Police Agency to do three things to support police officers: 1. Renovate facilities to make them safer for police on duty; 2. Increase police salaries and benefits; and 3. Enhance healthcare for the police force.
2018-06-13 Meets delegations led by American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty and US Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce. Emphasizes that Taiwan and the United States will continue to enhance bilateral exchanges and collaboration to overcome regional challenges together. States that Assistant Secretary Royce's visit to Taiwan demonstrates US support for Taiwan and a peaceful and stable status quo, and expresses hope that under the framework and commitments of the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances, Taiwan and the United States will continue to strengthen all-round cooperation.
2018-06-12 Attends a dedication ceremony for the new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) compound in Neihu, Taipei. States that she is pleased that this important milestone in the Taiwan-US partnership has been completed thanks to the concerted efforts of so many people. Expresses appreciation to the AIT team for their trust in Taiwan, and hope that Taiwan and the US will work together to create an even brighter future.
2018-06-11 Inspects 602nd Air Cavalry Brigade base in Taichung City. Reiterates that feasibility is the guiding principle for developing national defense capabilities, and that the foundations of a streamlined and effective fighting force are functional training on a daily basis, reviewing and improving training methods, and establishing sound operating procedures.
2018-06-08 Welcomes a delegation led by King Mswati III and Queen of Eswatini with full military honors, meets with the king to witness the signing of a Taiwan-Eswatini economic cooperation agreement, and presents him with commemorative stamps marking the 50th anniversary of Taiwan-Eswatini diplomatic relations as a symbol of the enduring bilateral friendship. At noon, hosts a state banquet for the king, queen, and their delegation.
2018-06-06 Attends a press conference where the Act on Savings Accounts for the Education and Development of Children and Teenagers is signed into law. Stresses that through education, housing subsidies and vocational training, the administration will continue to ensure that children and teens from disadvantaged families are put on an equal footing to alleviate poverty and promote self-reliance.
2018-06-02 Attends the final round and award ceremony of the President's Cup Social Innovation Hackathon competition, and praises the collaboration between government and private sector teams to explore solutions. Expresses hope that public servants will continue to draw on private sector experience and expertise, uphold the "hacker spirit," and join forces in the name of progress.
2018-06-01 Attends a ceremony to kick off the assembly process for Taiwan's new advanced jet trainer. States that assembly is a key step in the domestic aircraft manufacturing process as we move toward full formal aircraft production. Manufacturing our own aircraft and naval vessels will not only boost the development of our defense industry, but also help achieve our policy goals for national defense self-sufficiency.
2018-05-31 Presides over a ceremony inaugurating Taiwan’s Transitional Justice Commission. States that the commission is responsible for promoting transitional justice, and also an innovation base for Taiwan’s democratic politics. Notes that the commission will help lead society as a whole to a new recognition of the shared past of all Taiwanese people, creating a shared future for all.
2018-05-29 Welcomes Haitian President Jovenel Moise with military honors, followed by a meeting and state banquet. Later, the two heads of state exchanged decorations and sign a joint communique. Reiterates that the two countries will strengthen bilateral cooperation to benefit people of both countries and deepen bilateral friendship.
2018-05-27 Attends Scenes from My Town, the 2018 Presidential Office Concert. Notes that poet Wu Sheng wrote that Changhua County stands at the intersection of old and new. The county features cities like Lukang with a rich cultural heritage, but is also becoming a major center for offshore wind power in Taiwan. The concert provided a chance to hear echoes from Changhua’s past and envision its future, hoping to inspire more citizens to visit and appreciate the county’s friendly simplicity and rustic charm.
2018-05-26 Meets with Senator Cory Gardner, chairman of the US Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy. Reiterates that Taiwan seeks international participation not only to fight for its due rights, but also to show our willingness to take up our responsibilities as a member of the global community. States that China’s suppression will only inspire more support for Taiwan in the global community. Thanks Senator Gardner for changing his travel plans to visit, showing his high regard for Taiwan.
2018-05-26 Meets with the members of Taiwan’s WHA action team. Notes that at this year’s WHA meeting, we received support from our allies, but also from more like-minded countries like the US than ever before. States that though we couldn’t formally participate in the WHA, Taiwan is determined to contribute to world health. Announces a donation of US$1 million to the WHO to fund the fight against the Ebola virus.
2018-05-24 Issues a major statement on the termination of diplomatic relations with Burkina Faso. Notes that China’s efforts to undermine our national sovereignty are already challenging Taiwan society’s bottom line. Stresses that we will no longer tolerate this behavior, and simply redouble our resolve and continue to engage with the world, and continue establishing more substantive, economic and security partnerships with like-minded countries to garner the international community’s acknowledgement and support.
2018-05-22 Delivers a video address at the Universal Health Coverage Forum held by the World Medical Association. Notes that implementing the universal health coverage (UHC) is one of the goals of global sustainable development as well as the theme of this year’s World Health Assembly. States that Taiwan’s healthcare system not only provides medical and healthcare, but also provides financial protection, making Taiwan’s National Health Insurance system a model for achieving the UHC. Notes that Taiwan is happy to share its experience and contribute to the health and wellbeing of humanity.
2018-05-21 Welcomes Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Mrs. Sogavare with military honors, followed by a meeting between the two national leaders and a state banquet. Notes that Taiwan and the Solomon Islands are linked by their shared Austronesian cultural background. Expresses hope that both countries will seek more opportunities for exchanges to continue strengthening bilateral relations.
2018-05-21 Meets with President Baron Divavesi Waqa of the Republic of Nauru. Reiterates Taiwan’s commitment to the “steadfast diplomacy” principle, a way to create win-win situations. Thanks the Nauru Parliament for passing a resolution supporting Taiwan’s meaningful participation in the UN system. Expresses hope that President Waqa will continue speaking out in support of Taiwan’s participation in the WHO to promote cooperation in global disease prevention.
2018-05-20 Marks the current administration’s two-year anniversary with her very first live webcast. Shares her thoughts and reflections about the challenges and achievements of her term of office thus far.
2018-05-18 Attends a ceremony marking the completion of a tunnel that’s part of the South-Link Highway improvement project. Stresses that balanced regional development is an important government goal, and improving our rail and highway networks will make East-West transportation more convenient. Inspects progress on the Railway Electrification Project for the South-Link Line, and expresses hope that the project will be finished by 2020, completing the last mile of a comprehensive island-wide electrified rail system.
2018-05-17 Attends the inauguration ceremony for the National Human Rights Museum, and sets two expectations: utilizing the museum’s upgraded resources to enhance human rights education for both the public and within the government; expanding international exchanges by using human rights as a tool for diplomacy.
2018-05-15 Meets with Tuvaluan Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga and Mrs. Sopoaga. Thanks Tuvalu for staunchly supporting Taiwan’s international participation. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Tuvalu will work together to expand cooperation and participation in the Pacific region while implementing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2018-05-10 Visits Hsinchu Biomedical Science Park and high-end vaccinology companies. States that Taiwan’s biomedical industry is doing well, has strong international links, and much potential. Notes that after 2 years of hard work, the “5+2 industrial innovation program” is also showing initial results. States that the government team will continue to take an efficient and proactive approach to developing Taiwan’s next-generation industries and economy.
2018-05-09 Attends the opening ceremony of the 2018 Taipei Intelligent Machinery & Manufacturing Technology Show. States that strong domestic market demand, a comprehensive precision machinery supply chain, talented people, and extensive policy planning make Taiwan eminently suitable for developing the smart machinery industry. States that the government will promote intelligent machinery by expanding resource integration, developing talent for smart design and manufacturing, and expanding a greater percentage of equipment made in Taiwan.
2018-05-05 Visits Changhua and Miaoli counties in central and northern Taiwan, respectively, to receive updates on offshore wind power projects. Reaffirms the government’s commitment to embracing renewables. Stresses that the government will handle permits that allow foreign companies to set up operations in Taiwan efficiently. Expresses hope that those companies will link up with local supply chains and train young people for careers in wind turbine enterprises.
2018-05-04 Visits Asia Silicon Valley in Taoyuan City. Stresses that it’s an innovative center that connects Taiwan to the world. States that the government will strive to attract foreign investments and continue to help Taiwan’s manufacturing industry and small and medium enterprises link up with AIoT, so they can find better niche markets and provide better pay to their employees.
2018-05-03 Visits social housing in Fengyuan City, Taichung County. Explains the concept and results of social housing projects designed to create a brand new and friendly housing environment that can reduce young people’s financial burden so they can take care of their own families.
2018-05-01 Attends the inauguration ceremony for the Institute for National Defense and Security Research. Sets three expectations for the institute: helping the government come to grips with changes in the strategic situation; recruiting widely to find strategic research talent; and becoming a platform for external exchanges, interaction, and cooperation. Issues a statement regarding the termination of the diplomatic relations between Taiwan and the Dominican Republic, saying that although Taiwan’s diplomatic situation is truly grim, the government will not stoop to compromise by sacrificing national sovereignty or the dignity of our people.
2018-04-30 Attends the third Presidential Innovation Award presentation ceremony, where she urges the recipients to exercise their influence to promote a paradigm shift, and encourages all sectors in Taiwan to devote their efforts to creating value.
2018-04-28 Attends a plaque unveiling ceremony for the Ocean Affairs Council under the Executive Yuan. Emphasizes that the oceans are important means of external access for Taiwan, and urges the council to develop a sound marine legal system to ensure ecological conservation, promote the maritime industries in line with government policies, and strengthen ocean research resources to cultivate talent.
2018-04-26 Attends the first Golden Village Competition Award presentation ceremony, and states that determining whether a nation is "wealthy" cannot just take urban areas into account, but must also consider rural areas. The government is gradually achieving three major policy objectives: "happy farmers," "safe agriculture," and "rural prosperity," pooling public resources and folk wisdom to promote Taiwan agriculture and rural development.
2018-04-21 Concludes her state visit to Swaziland, touches down at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and delivers remarks, emphasizing that Taiwan has to go out into the world, and work for every inch of international space.
2018-04-20 Attends a birthday banquet for Swaziland's King Mswati III and enjoys a fireworks display. Holds a reception at her hotel for the traveling press corps, explaining the trip's achievements and responding to questions from reporters. Observes wild animals at Hlane Royal National Park and experiences local African culture.
2018-04-19 Hosts a banquet for Taiwanese expatriates in southern Africa. Attends festivities to celebrate the 50th birthday of Swaziland's King Mswati III and 50th anniversary of Swaziland's independence. Visits the Taiwan Technical Mission in Swaziland.
2018-04-18 Meets King Mswati III of Swaziland and accepts the "Order of the Elephant," Swaziland's highest honor for a foreign female head of state. Signs a joint communiqué and attends a state banquet with the king. Visits the Mbabane Government Hospital and the Swaziland College of Technology. Attends a luncheon meeting with representatives of Taiwanese businesses in southern Africa. Meets Queen Mother Ntombi Tfwala and announces joint promotion of the "Greenhouse Project."
2018-04-17 Departs on a state visit codenamed "Taiwan and Swaziland: Enduring Partners" to Swaziland. Arrives and is welcomed by King Mswati III at the airport.
2018-04-15 Fulfills her commitments to meet with representatives of environmental protection groups every year, and for the first time holds a reception in her residence for the 2018 National NGOs Environmental Conference representatives, listening to their suggestions on various environmental issues.
2018-04-14 Convenes a meeting with high-level national security officials to address recent regional and Middle East security issues. Instructs the Ministry of National Defense to monitor PLA movements, maintain current combat readiness, neither provoke nor fear the adversary in defending the nation's territorial airspace and waters, and respond promptly to false information; the relevant government agencies to monitor the situation in Syria; the Executive Yuan to draft advance response measures to address possible social and economic impacts to maintain domestic commodity prices and stock market stability.
2018-04-13 Inspects Yilan military base and boards a guided-missile equipped Kee Lung (DDG-1801) to review the military's joint combat readiness drill, acquiring a first-hand understanding of the military's strategic port defense, rapid response capabilities, and combat readiness to defend the nation's territory. 
2018-04-07 Attends a ceremony marking the 29th anniversary of the passing of Cheng Nan-jung (鄭南榕) on Freedom of Speech Day, and emphasizes that truth is the foundation of all efforts to achieve transitional justice; only by facing the past can wounds be healed; and the reconciliation process begins when the truth becomes known.
2018-03-30 Takes a two-day, one-night trip to promote Hualien. Expresses hope that friends from the media will report more about Hualien's wonderful natural environment and help boost its post-earthquake tourism industry.
2018-03-29 Presides over the fifth meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee, and reiterates her intention to use the committee's dialogue mechanism to enable the government and Taiwan's indigenous peoples to exercise their combined wisdom to resolve problems bequeathed by history. The many issues surrounding transitional justice for the indigenous peoples are complex and cumulative over time, and won’t be resolved by a few meetings. Nevertheless, as long as we sit down and talk, we can certainly promote mutual understanding and find a way to move forward together.
2018-03-27 Attends the opening and award presentation ceremony for the 2018 Smart City Summit & Expo where she states that Taiwan, a leader in the ICT era, will surely rise to the top in the AIoT era. She also notes that Taiwan has the talent, technology and supporting policies to move forward and as long as we spare no effort to achieve our designated goal, we will surely continue on the path of growth.
2018-03-26 Concerned with the military service environment, inspects the progress of a military facility reconstruction project in Hukou Township, Hsinchu County that will refurbish old military housing with standardized designs to meet the practical needs of military personnel.
2018-03-23 Meets with a visiting delegation from the Asia Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce and stresses that the government will respond to changes in global market conditions with strategies to: ensure that a higher proportion of R&D and production take place in Taiwan; accelerate investments designed to boost domestic demand; enhance Taiwan's capacity for innovation; and increase economic diversification.
2018-03-21 Convenes national security meeting and holds in-depth discussions with national security heads about political trends and their impact following mainland China's National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), US-China economic and trade conflicts, and the latest developments in North and South Korea. She also states that, with changes happening so fast on the international scene, she will now convene such meetings on a regularly scheduled basis, and when appropriate inform the public.
2018-03-01 Attends reception by major commerce and industry associations to mark the beginning of Chinese Lunar New Year, where she states that this year the government will focus on: accelerating the pace of innovation, resolving the "five shortages" (land, electricity, water, labor, and talent), and expanding trade so that enterprises can forge ahead without worries and work with the government to make Taiwan better.
2018-02-28 Attends the nation's main memorial ceremony to mark the 71st anniversary of the 228 Incident, and notes that an act promoting transitional justice has already become law. Expresses hope that by pursuing transitional justice, Taiwan will become a more free and democratic country with more human rights that is moving forward to embrace reconciliation and unity.
2018-02-25 Attends activities commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and emphasizes that Taiwan will continue to stand together with the international community to ensure the universal values of human rights, freedom, and justice, and build a future free from hatred and discrimination. The president also says that the government is working to establish a human rights museum, which will engage with institutions in Israel, Germany, and across Europe, so that we can strengthen human rights education for the next generation.
2018-02-24 Visits the Qapedang community in Taiwu Township (Wulaluzi Tribes), Pingtung County to inspect the results of Long-term Care 2.0 efforts, and says she will make a series of trips to understand long-term care in tribal villages. Expresses hope that all indigenous tribes will be able to integrate long-term care services with their existing lifestyles to create a long-term care model with local characteristics.
2018-02-23 Meets with the Formosat-5 satellite team, and stresses that the government will provide more policy and funding support to develop space technologies so that Taiwan’s high-tech industry can become a link in the supply chain for the global aerospace market.
2018-02-21 Attends a Lunar New Year reception for representatives of Taiwanese firms in mainland China, and states that Taiwan will fulfill its responsibility to safeguard regional security and maintain stable, consistent, and predictable cross-strait relations. The president is confident that the leaders on both sides of the Taiwan Strait all recognize their responsibility, and have the wisdom to value the cumulative mutual achievements of the past several decades of cross-strait interaction.
2018-02-12 Attends an internal meeting held by the National Police Agency under the Ministry of the Interior, and states that the government will continue to improve the work environment for police officers and support them by providing sufficient assistance and care.
2018-02-08 Heads to Hualien County again to inspect the progress of relief efforts and measures to provide victims with shelter, and stresses that the central and local governments will work as one to help Hualien residents affected by the earthquake to move back into their original homes, or find a safer place to live as soon as possible.
2018-02-07 In the wake of a magnitude-6.0 earthquake just off the coast of Hualien County late on the evening of February 6, arrives at the Office of the President at 2:00 am, holds a videoconference with the premier and the defense minister, and afterwards speaks with the Hualien County magistrate by phone to get a comprehensive understanding of the situation. Early in the morning, heads to Hualien to visit the victims and understand the disaster relief efforts first-hand.
2018-02-06 Attends the opening and award presentation ceremony of the 2018 Taipei International Book Exhibition, where she states that as publishing is Taiwan's soft power, the government will work with the publishing industry to identify Taiwan's special characteristics and tap into its strengths. Expresses hope that the people of Taiwan will read more and buy more books.
2018-02-05 Attends ceremony to inaugurate the Suao to Dongao section of the Suhua Highway Improvement Project, praises MOTC colleagues and the entire construction team for overcoming so many challenges to complete this mission, and stresses that traffic in eastern Taiwan will be safer and more convenient, helping to achieve regional balance.
2018-01-30 Meets the 2017 Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) champions, the Lamigo Monkeys, and says that in the future, the Office of the President will invite the CPBL champions to visit every year to show how important professional baseball is to the government and the nation.
2018-01-26 While inspecting Taipei Jiankang Public Housing units, explains that Taiwan values include not only “Taiwan consciousness,” but also a concern for young people’s housing rights and environment. She also said that to promote social housing, the central government will provide local governments with construction funds, land, and subleasing and property management services to help solve housing issues for young people and the disadvantaged.
2018-01-19 Attends the 2018 National Conference of University and College Presidents. Expresses hope that every college will develop its research and teaching strengths to respond to Taiwan’s challenges—a lower birth rate, demographic ageing, industrial innovation, and sustainable development, bringing change to Taiwan while fulfilling its social responsibility.
2018-01-15 Inspects Chunghwa Telecom’s internet security monitoring and response center and expects the company to continue its role as guardian of the country’s telecommunications infrastructure, and become an important Taiwan brand in the information security field.
2018-01-11 Hosts a luncheon meeting with the heads of the five Yuan (i.e. the five branches of Taiwan’s government). Emphasizes that the government is a single, unified entity, and should meet the people’s expectations as effectively as possible. States that the five Yuan should cooperate, and respect each other’s scope of authority so the government can operate smoothly.
2018-01-09 Meets with a cross-strait affairs delegation from the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. Emphasizes that maintaining the peaceful and stable status quo in the Asia-Pacific region is not Taiwan’s responsibility alone, but a goal that requires the concerted efforts of all parties in the region.
2018-01-07 Convenes a meeting of senior government officials with national security portfolios to discuss recent international conditions and China’s unilateral decision to start using controversial aviation routes. Issues the following statement after the meeting: 
1. Unilaterally initiating use of controversial aviation routes is a provocation that undermines regional security.
2. Government agencies with a national security portfolio have a firm grasp of the regional situation, and have strengthened our national security strategy.
3. We will continue to pursue national defense readiness, and safeguard the democratic freedoms of our citizens and country.
4. Taiwan’s diplomatic and civil aviation authorities should continue to enhance international public relations to win the understanding and support of the international community.
5. Beijing should fulfill its regional responsibilities and resume negotiations with Taiwan as soon as possible.
2018-01-05 Meets with winners of the 24th Global Chinese Culture & Arts Award. Stresses the government’s determination to enhance Taiwan’s cultural power.
2018-01-04 Attends the 19th National Golden Award for Architecture and 14th National Brand YuShan Award ceremonies, and says she hopes the business sector will respond to government policy by raising wages to boost labor force morale.
2018-01-01 Attends the ROC’s 2018 New Year flag-raising ceremony at the Presidential Office Building.
2017-12-29 Delivers remarks at the 2017 year-end press conference for the Presidential Office press corps, explaining government policies and achievements regarding national defense self-sufficiency, international economics and trade policy, steadfast diplomacy, and economic and industrial transformation. Reiterates that the government will continue to pursue reforms and take Taiwan to greater heights.
2017-12-28 Presides over the 4th Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. Emphasizes that every discussion by the committee is a key step toward truth and reconciliation in Taiwan society.
2017-12-27 Congratulates Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on his re-election via videoconference, and emphasizes that Taiwan and Honduras will continue to promote economic and trade cooperation to strengthen bilateral relations.
2017-12-21 Visits the Air Force Command Headquarters to inspect  Taiwan’s combat readiness to address China’s recent long- range flight capabilities. Directs the ROC armed forces to continue to strengthen joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, monitor the situation closely, and disclose relevant information in a timely manner to give citizens peace of mind, and fulfill Taiwan’s responsibility to contribute to regional security and stability.
2017-12-18 Attends the 21st National Chair Professorships and the 61st Academic Awards ceremony. Encourages scholars to pass on their academic experience to students, and inspire the next generation of knowledge workers so they can reach new heights and explore broader horizons.
2017-12-13 Attends the presentation ceremony for the 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award for Civil Servants. Encourages civil servants to be bold in pursuing professional innovations to advance public interests and drive national and social progress.
2017-12-11 Meets with AIT Chairman James Moriarty, reviews cooperative exchanges and achievements of Taiwan-US relations from the past year, and expresses hope that both sides can continue to play important roles in regional stability.
2017-12-11 Attends the Cyber Security Week organized by the Office of the President. Emphasizes that the government has been working to improve the nation’s information security system, and urges all government agencies to set up information security mechanisms and teams at the national level to bolster information security industry development, thus making Taiwan a secure, reliable “digital nation.”
2017-12-10 Attends a memorial event marking Human Rights Day 2017, and thanks the people at home and abroad who supported political prisoners in Taiwan. Expresses hope that transitional justice will become a collective social movement, helping Taiwanese face the past together and move toward a shared future.
2017-12-01 Presides over a ceremony in Taiwan’s Pingtung County to commission P-3C Orion anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft to replace its Grumman S-2 Tracker (S-2T) anti-submarine aircraft. Offers encouragement to Taiwan’s dedicated military men and women, and reaffirms the government’s determination to fully support the armed forces and pursue national defense self-sufficiency.
Issues three directives after being briefed by the Ministry of National Defense on steps being taken to address the minesweeper procurement incident involving Ching Fu Shipbuilding Co.:
1. Based on irregularities uncovered by the Executive Yuan’s investigation, the Ministry of National Defense must announce a list of those who will be punished as quickly as possible. 
2. The Executive Yuan has forwarded its investigation report to the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of National Defense must fully cooperate with the judicial investigation. That investigation is obligated to treat the innocent fairly and punish the guilty. 
3. The Ministry of National Defense must conduct a comprehensive review and handle follow-up contract matters in a timely manner, according to law, to protect the national interest.
2017-11-21 Attends the award ceremony for Taiwan’s 2017 Presidential Science Prize along with Vice President Chen. Stresses that basic scientific research is the driving force leading society forward, and that the government will continue to provide more resources to support basic research and nourish young talent.
2017-11-20 Meets with Team Taiwan 2017 World Police & Fire Games representatives. Praises the team’s performance, and expresses hope that police and firefighting agencies will continue to work with the international community to prepare for new challenges, raising Taiwan’s international profile.
2017-11-20 Attends the Review Meeting of the ROC’s Initial Report under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and reiterates the government’s determination to safeguard human rights, emphasizing that Taiwanese will continue to work together to implement the CRC’s provisions.
2017-11-14 Attends the 9th Presidential Cultural Awards ceremony, and praises the awardees for exemplifying the values that will carry Taiwan society into the future.
2017-11-10 Attends the 71st Industrial Festival celebration. Encourages industries to take advantage of the current economic recovery, make major investments, and dare to innovate, ushering in a new era for Taiwan’s economy over the next five decades.
2017-11-10 Welcomes Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet and Mrs. Chastanet with military honors, and hosts a state banquet for them with Vice President and Mrs. Chen.
2017-11-04 Concludes her trip to three of Taiwan’s Pacific allies. Returns to Taiwan and delivers remarks, emphasizing that where the national interest is at stake, there can be no partisanship. Calls on the ruling and opposition camps to join hands and work together for a better Taiwan.
2017-11-03 Attends the groundbreaking ceremony for the Solomon Islands Crafts Market Centre and visits the Guadalcanal American Memorial. Makes a transit stop in Guam and attends a reception hosted by the Office of the Governor of Guam. Attends a dinner banquet with Taiwan expatriates in Guam, and thanks expatriates for their long-term contributions and hard work, which help raise Taiwan’s international profile.
2017-11-02 Meets with Solomon Islands Prime Minister Sogavare and witnesses the signing of an MOU on police cooperation by Taiwan Minister of Foreign Affairs David T. Lee and Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Milner Tozaka. Delivers an address at Solomon Islands’ National Parliament, and then visits the Taiwan technical mission and tours the Taiwan Health Center. In the evening, hosts a banquet to thank Solomon Islands government and people for their hospitality.
2017-11-01 Arrives in Tuvalu, where she attends a state banquet and meets with Tuvalu Governor-General Iakoba Taeia Italeli and Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga. Visits Nauti Primary School and Princess Margaret Hospital to learn about bilateral cooperation programs, and concludes her visit to Tuvalu and departs for the Solomon Islands.
2017-10-31 Delivers an address at the parliament of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Attends a “One Island One Product” handicrafts exhibit and inspects the ROC technical mission. Hosts a dinner banquet to thank the government and people of the Marshall Islands for their generous hospitality.
2017-10-30 Arrives in the Marshall Islands and witnesses ROC Minister of Foreign Affairs David T. Lee and Marshall Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs John Silk sign MOUs between the two countries. Together with accompanying ministers, exchanges views with Marshall Islands President Heine and her cabinet, and in the evening, attends a state banquet.
2017-10-29 Meets over breakfast with friends from US political circles including AIT Chairman James Moriarty, and exchanges ideas about regional security and Taiwan-US relations. Attends a seminar with scholars from the US-based East West Center and the Pacific Forum of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
2017-10-28 Begins a state visit to three of Taiwan’s Pacific allies under the theme “Sustainable Austronesia, Working Together for a Better Future,” and is warmly welcomed by expatriate community representatives during a stopover at Honolulu International Airport.
2017-10-26 Attends the opening of symposium on 30 years of cross-strait exchanges and prospects for the future. Appeals to the leaders on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to embrace the harmony and moderation of traditional political wisdom, and seek a breakthrough in cross-strait relations to create long-term well-being for people on both sides, and eliminate hostility and the fear of war.
2017-10-24 Meets with former US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. In addition to praising and thanking Mr. Russel for supporting Taiwan and helping to lay the foundation for Taiwan-US cooperation, expresses hope that he will continue to provide his valuable insights, promote bilateral exchanges, and work with Taiwan to advance regional peace, stability, and security.
2017-10-13 Meets with winners of the 55th Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award. Praises their contributions to letting the world see Taiwan’s transition and progress, and expresses hope that they will continue to better our society and the world.
2017-10-13 Together with Vice President Chen, hosts a state banquet for Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga, his wife, and his delegation, and later bids farewell to the state guests with full military honors.
2017-10-11 Attends the Yushan Forum: Asian Dialogue for Innovation and Progress, and makes fives pledges to implement the New Southbound Policy effectively.
2017-10-10 Meets with Honduran Second Vice President Ava Rossana Guevara Pinto and her husband Julio Cesar Gonzalez Cordova, and Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga and his wife. Welcomes the visiting guests to celebrate the ROC’s National Day together with Taiwanese, and expresses hope that Taiwan can develop even closer partnerships with Honduras and Tuvalu.
2017-10-10 Delivers the 2017 National Day Address entitled “Better Taiwan.
2017-10-07 Presides over the ceremony to begin a light projection show against the backdrop of the Office of the President to celebrate  the 106th National Day.
2017-09-29 Presides over the third meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. Expresses hope that the committee’s deliberations will raise the general level of understanding about indigenous issues.
2017-09-28 Attends a ceremony to acknowledge veteran teachers and present the Educational Dedication Awards and Educational Professionalism Awards. Expresses appreciation to the awardees for their contributions to nurturing our youth, and wishes all educators a happy Teacher’s Day.
2017-09-26 Welcomes Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Mrs. Sogavare with full military honors.  Hosts a state banquet and expresses hope that Taiwan and the Solomon Islands can deepen exchanges and cooperation in a spirit of “mutual assistance for mutual benefits,” thus increasing the well-being of the peoples in both nations.
2017-09-23 Attends the Taoyuan Enterprise Chamber General Meeting and Annual Celebration. Talks about the government’s decision to give a 3% pay raise to civil servants, public school teachers and military personnel, and expresses hope that the private sector will follow suit by increasing salaries, thereby boosting private consumption and promoting economic prosperity.
2017-09-12 Attends the Golden Comic Awards & Connection +. Emphasizes that the government will fully support the development of Taiwan comics industry to expand output value and achieve a higher international profile.
2017-09-11 Attends an exhibit showing successes achieved by students from Southeast Asian nations who study at the OCAC’s Overseas Youth Vocational Training School program. Emphasizes that technical and vocational training are part of mainstream education, and expresses hope that schools will develop the kinds of personnel that industries need. Notes that the government is promoting the New Southbound Policy, and welcomes overseas compatriot students from Southeast Asian nations to study in Taiwan to deepen relationships on both sides.
2017-09-09 Attends the Taoyuan Hakka Yimin Festival. Praises the “Yimin spirit” (of volunteer soldiers who sacrificed to defend their homeland) as an important cultural asset of Taiwan, and expresses hope that the Hakka community will work together to help Taiwan move forward. 
2017-09-05 Presides over a press conference announcing that she accepted the resignation of Premier Lin Chuan, who will be succeeded by Tainan City Mayor William Lai.
2017-09-02 Attends the opening of the 2017 National Cultural Congress. Expresses hope that Taiwanese will become more involved in cultural activities, becoming cultural citizens and cultivating Taiwan’s cultural diversity.
2017-08-31 Meets with athletes, coaches, and team staff representing Taiwan at the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade. Lauds their stellar performances, and calls for more public support for the growth and development of Taiwan’s athletes.
2017-08-31 Attends a celebration for Armed Forces Day. Speaks highly of ROC military’s efforts to safeguard this nation and its people, and stresses the government’s determination to strengthen national defense, enhance combat capabilities, and pursue reforms.
2017-08-25 Meets with the chair of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Glenn Rees, and representatives from the Taiwan Alzheimer Disease Association. States that Taiwan will draft new dementia policy guidelines by the end of the year, fully support the WHO’s Global Plan of Action on the Public Health Response to Dementia, and create the best possible dementia care system.
2017-08-19 As president of the host country, officially opens the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade during a spectacular ceremony welcoming athletes from around the world.
2017-08-12 Presides over the summary meeting of the Presidential Office National Congress on Judicial Reform. Emphasizes that the key to judicial reform lies in subsequent action, and asks all government agencies involved to keep reforms firmly on track, enhance their efficacy, and pick up the pace to create a judicial system that the public can depend on.
2017-08-10 Attends the flag presentation ceremony for the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade. Expresses high hopes that all of the athletes will perform well, winning medals, honor, and glory for the home team.
2017-08-09 Attends the launch ceremony for Alian 96.3, Taiwan’s first nationwide indigenous language radio station. Notes that the station, together with Taiwan Indigenous TV, will further promote understanding of the nation’s indigenous heritage, including languages as well as culture, and contribute to advancing indigenous historical justice and transitional justice.
2017-08-07 Meets with former US Vice President Richard Cheney and reiterates the important implications of continuing to enhance the Taiwan-US strategic partnership in areas such as trade, investment, national defense, and people-to-people exchanges.
2017-08-01 Attends the 2017 National Administrative Conference for Indigenous Peoples, and emphasizes that the government will do everything it can to create an environment conducive to the learning and speaking of indigenous languages. Notes that in the future, Taiwan will expand exchanges with indigenous peoples around the world, and share its experience in promoting historical justice and transitional justice.
2017-07-31 Concerned about the damage caused by the Nesat and Haitang typhoons, visits the Fourth Combat Zone emergency operations center (Army 8th Regiment) in Kaohsiung City, and mobilizes all possible resources to help those affected get back to normal as soon as possible. Visits Linbian Township in Pingtung County to investigate typhoon damage, and stresses that the government will do everything possible to control flooding and implement a flexible and prompt compensation program.
2017-07-28 Inspects the Tainan Air Force Base and lauds the 443rd Tactical Fighter Wing’s recent efforts to protect Taiwan’s airspace with fearless resolve, meeting the situation head-on and showing no weakness; encourages servicemen and women to keep devoting their efforts to safeguarding national territory and protecting the values of freedom and democracy.
2017-07-20 Inspects the ROC Army Air Force’s elite special forces in Pingtung County’s Liangshan Base and stresses that her administration is now taking steps to improve the work environment for servicemen and women, pledging to review military pension systems in other countries and consider the special nature of military careers to create a pension system for Taiwan that will provide military personnel with the necessary level of care.
2017-07-17 Attends the opening ceremony for the 3rd Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting of the 24th Asia Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce. Encourages Taiwan businesses to increase domestic investment to create quality employment for our young people, and stresses that the government will continue to help businesses create a global presence to bolster Taiwan’s international competitiveness.
2017-07-13 Accompanies Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes to southern Taiwan’s largest city, Kaohsiung, to visit the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center and enjoy a panoramic view of Kaohsiung’s Asian New Bay Area. The tour helps the visitors understand the current state of Taiwan’s development, thereby promoting bilateral exchanges and mutual appreciation. Hosts a state banquet for President Cartes and his delegation.
2017-07-12 Welcomes Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes to Taiwan with full military honors and states that the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Paraguay is an important milestone in the bilateral relationship. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Paraguay will continue to cooperate and jointly create win-win situations. Afterwards, witnesses with President Cartes the signing of an economic cooperation agreement and an agreement that eliminates duplicate verification requirements for public documents.
2017-07-10 Attends the opening of Design M/m Taiwan exhibition at the Presidential Office Building. States that the government will continue to support the cultivation of design talent, making design competencies a tool to enhance quality of life and promote economic transformation, thus becoming an indispensable part of our national strength.
2017-07-10 Meets with 2013 Nobel economics laureate Professor Robert J. Shiller and representatives of the 2017 Joint Annual Conference of the Asian Real Estate Society and the Global Chinese Real Estate Congress. Emphasizes that housing policy is a key element of the administration’s overall plan, and that because secure living situations and gainful employment are the foundations of social progress, the government will do everything it can to meet its housing goals.
2017-07-10 Presides over the sixth meeting of the Presidential Office Preparatory Committee for the National Congress on Judicial Reform. Emphasizes that the people’s perspective must be the starting point for judicial reform, the results of reform discussions must be presented in language that the general public can understand, and the direction of reform must meet the public’s expectations.
2017-07-01 At a reception organized by the General Association of Chinese Culture, stresses the importance of helping culture take root and cultivating talent; that the government will continue working with the private sector, providing more resources to expand cultural and creative industries and increase their output value, developing Taiwan’s soft power from the ground up and then sharing it internationally.
2017-06-30 Presides over the second meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee, and stresses that the government is determined to fulfill the commitments it made when it apologized to Taiwan's indigenous peoples. She also expresses hope that the people of Taiwan can tap into their collective wisdom to clarify historical facts and spur societal communication so that the nation can move toward reconciliation.
2017-06-30 Makes a statement on pension reform, in which she thanks all civil servants and public school employees for their willingness, at a time when the nation is in difficulty, to sacrifice personal interests to the public good, and once again play a decisive role in helping to stabilize the nation. She also calls on people throughout society to appreciate the progress that has been achieved thus far in the nation's reform efforts, and maintain social solidarity.
2017-06-24 Attends an exhibition in memory of the deceased film director Chi Po-lin, and awards a presidential citation to recognize his remarkable contribution to raising public awareness about environmental protection. She stresses that the government will continue to promote the rehabilitation of Taiwan’s land to restore its vitality.
2017-06-19 Inspects the newly built pumping station at Wujie Township, Yilan County, and stresses that flood control is a national project of vital and lasting importance that cannot be postponed nor deterred by difficulties.
2017-06-13 Delivers an address regarding the decision by the Republic of Panama to end diplomatic relations with the Republic of China, and stresses that as president, her greatest responsibility is the protection of our national sovereignty. Greater challenges will only bring greater resolve. Our confidence as a people should not, and will not, be easily defeated. We will endure.
2017-06-05 Meets with a delegation from the Monte Jade Science & Technology Association, and says that statistics show Taiwan's economy is trending upward, but a nation's economic growth cannot just depend on favorable external conditions. It has to rely on its own strengths, so the government is now devoting its efforts to helping Taiwan develop its economic strengths.
2017-06-02 Attends the 70th Anniversary of Water Resource Day, and says that the government will promote water-related infrastructure using an accelerated, integrated and forward-looking approach so that in the future, Taiwan will have adequate water supplies, stronger flood defenses, access to clean, safe drinking water, and accessible waterfront spaces.
2017-05-28 Attends Reflections from the Far South: The 2017 Concert of the Presidential Office, which aims to bring, through music, the cultural and ethnic diversity of Pingtung County to more people, and to lead them in reflecting upon the culture and history from Taiwan's southern-most tip.
2017-05-27 Meets with members of Taiwan's WHA action team back from Geneva where the World Health Assembly was held, and praises the team for conducting bilateral talks and forums to enable the world to understand the fact that Taiwan is capable of making substantive contributions to worldwide health and safety, and is an indispensable part of the global disease prevention network.
2017-05-19 Meets with a group of overseas-based Chinese-language media and states that she has decided to use the first year of her first term in office to undertake the most difficult of reforms because, as a leader of a democratic country, she has a strong determination to carry out reforms; in the future, her administration will continue working to lead Taiwan in a better direction.
2017-05-08 Inspects the Yongan Fishing Harbor in Xinwu District, Taoyuan City, which is one of the infrastructure initiatives under the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program; reiterates that the Program is an investment made to ensure more balanced urban and rural development, and the government will implement it in a way that maintains fiscal stability to benefit the future generations instead of leaving debts.
2017-05-05 Has a joint interview by "The Hindu" from India, "Kompas" from Indonesia, "The Sun" from Malaysia, "The Philippine Daily Inquirer" from the Philippines, "The Straits Times" from Singapore, and "The Nation" from Thailand; elaborates the thinking and objectives of Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy during the interview.
2017-04-29 Inspects the Dapumei Precision Machinery Park in Chiayi County, which has been targeted for development support under the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, and emphasizes that the Program is designed to ensure more balanced development among the different regions of Taiwan so that all citizens can enjoy a higher standard of living.
2017-04-28 Meets with American Institute in Taiwan Chairman James Moriarty, and expresses her hope that through exchanges and cooperation between Taiwan and the US, Taiwan will be able to expand its international space.
2017-04-21 Inspects the Kaohsiung Light Rail System and reiterates the government's determination and will of taking action to develop Kaohsiung City. The president also pledges steadfast support for Kaohsiung's efforts to become a southern metropolis that people will be proud to call home.
2017-04-21 Meets with representatives of environmental protection groups and states that the government will accord the views of the public due consideration in the policymaking process to ensure win-win outcomes for both environmental protection and economic development.
2017-04-19 Delivers remarks on pension reform, in which she thanks military personnel, public servants, and educators for their understanding and says that it is their support that makes reform possible. The president also stresses that everyone in the current generation bears a shared responsibility to leave a sustainable and fair pension system for the next generation, so she will absolutely see the undertaking through to completion.
2017-04-14 Attends activity held in Changhua County to highlight the launch of green energy and infrastructure development projects with support under the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program and signals the central government's firm intention to work together with the Changhua County Government to develop the county's potential in green energy and build it up as a major generator of wind power.
2017-04-07 Attends a ceremony marking the 28th anniversary of the passing of Cheng Nan-jung (鄭南榕)and states that the government will continue pursuing policies designed to improve people's lives and bring about fairness and justice, including efforts to build a social safety net as well as sustainable pension and retirement systems, and to promote the Long-term Care 2.0 Plan.
2017-04-06 Inspects the Great Train Station and Hsinchu Light Rail projects in Hsinchu City and comments that the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program has been adopted to ensure Taiwan's sustainable development. The president also expresses hope that our efforts today will leave behind a top-quality regional infrastructure network that future generations will still be using a century from now.
2017-03-31 Inspects construction progress of a silt prevention tunnel at Tsengwen Reservoir and the aquatic environment infrastructure under the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program.
2017-03-28 Inspects a project to create a one-hour rail transport link that connects Taipei City, New Taipei City, and Taoyuan City into one metropolitan sphere. The president also inspects a green energy infrastructure project featuring a massive floating solar panel system in Taoyuan City's Xinwu District. Both projects are part of the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program.
2017-03-21 Attends a ceremony marking the departure of a detachment unit of the navy's Fleet of Friendship and the signing of a memorandum of cooperation to design Taiwan's first indigenous submarines, thus launching the program to domestically develop and manufacture submarines in Taiwan.
2017-03-20 Presides over the first meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee, where she elaborates on the three main goals of the committee—"to clarify historical facts, spur societal communication, and put forward policy proposals." The president also expresses hope that through the mechanism for equal-status dialogue between the government and the indigenous peoples, Taiwanese society will move toward reconciliation.
2017-03-18 Attends a reception marking the establishment of the Office of the President's Central Taiwan Office and stresses that the government will work to strengthen industrial development in central Taiwan by integrating central and local capabilities and resources, in order to realize the policy objective of “regional joint governance.”
2017-03-10 Attends a reception marking the opening of the Office of the President's Southern Taiwan Office, and stresses that we should not look at the world from Taipei's perspective alone. She also calls on all sectors of society to work together for southern Taiwan.
2017-03-08 Attends opening event for International Women's Day 2017, where she stresses that the government will work to eliminate employment barriers, boost the female labor participation rate, and make Taiwan a gender friendly society.
2017-03-07 Welcomes Republic of Nauru President Baron Divavesi Waqa and Mrs. Waqa with full military honors and, in the evening, a state banquet where the president expresses hope that Taiwan and Nauru can act in line with the spirit of "mutual assistance for mutual benefits" to enhance cooperation and work together for a better future.
2017-02-28 Attends the nation's main memorial ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident, emphasizing that the government will exercise maximum prudence in determining responsibility for the 228 Incident; hopes that the day will come when all the facts are laid bare, when the victimizers are willing to apologize, and the victims and their families are willing to forgive, so that democracy in Taiwan can move forward.
2017-02-18 Invites for the first time, respectively, representatives who support or oppose same-sex marriage to the Presidential Office and listens to their views, urging them to resolve the issue through dialogue.
2017-02-13 Attends the fourth meeting of Presidential Office Preparatory Committee for National Congress on Judicial Reform, expressing hope that the committee can act as quickly as possible to push forward with reforms that have strong consensus support, and to report to citizens on progress achieved.
2017-02-09 Attends 2017 Tourism Festival Awards Ceremony and says that the government will make a concerted effort to boost tourism, making Taiwan one of the important tourist destinations in Asia.
2017-02-07 Attends the ceremony to inaugurate Smart Machinery Promotion Office and stresses that Taiwan must seize on the opportunities of Industry 4.0, and that the government is determined to assist companies in innovation, “smartization” and branding.
2017-01-31 Inspects preparatory work to begin operation of the Taoyuan International Airport MRT. Expresses hope that the MRT line─Taiwan's longest─will prove well worth the wait for the public.
2017-01-22 Attends the National Congress on Pension Reform.
2017-01-14 Attends a state banquet hosted by El Salvador President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, who confers upon President Tsai the National Order of Jose Matias Delgado.
2017-01-12 Receives from Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales the Order of the Quetzal in the Degree of Great Collar during their joint press conference.
2017-01-10 Meets with Nicaraguan President José Daniel Ortega Saavedra.
2017-01-10 Holds bilateral talks and a joint press conference with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado.
2017-01-07 Embarks on a trip codenamed "Ing-Jie Project" to visit four diplomatic allies in Central America.
2017-01-01 Attends a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 2017 New Year's Day. This is the first time the ceremony taking the form of a musical concert.
2016-12-31 Attends a year-end press conference at the Presidential Office for the domestic and international news media, and declares that the government during the coming year will make an all-out effort to boost the economy, continue forward with major reforms, respond to changing international conditions, maintain peace and stability, and seriously address divisive issues.
2016-12-29 Attends the 25th meeting of the Presidential Office Human Rights Consultative Committee.
2016-12-27 Attends a preparatory meeting for establishment of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee.
2016-12-21 Attends the 2016 Forum on Opportunities for the New Southbound Policy, and shares that the policy had already kicked off and both the private and public sectors should proceed with a parallel, two-pronged approach. Through wide-ranging discussions and cooperation these two sectors can establish a new type of partnership with the countries targeted by the policy.
2016-12-10 Attends the activities marking Human Rights Day 2016 and pays regards to political victims and their family members. Speaks of the government's determination to achieve transitional justice and set the historical record straight.
2016-12-09 Attends the opening ceremony of the special exhibition "Sustainable Governance and Enduring Peace: An Exhibition Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Recovery of the South China Sea Islands." Reiterates that the Republic of China (ROC) has sovereignty over the South China Sea Islands and their relevant waters, and elaborates on the initial results and progress made on the "four principles" and "five actions" that the ROC government puts forth with regard to the South China Sea issue.
2016-12-06 Visits Yunlin County Senior Citizen's Welfare Protection Association for the inauguration of long-term care services co-provided by the association and the government. Voices hope that the private sector can work with the public to ensure that people could "find, see, access and afford" care services.
2016-12-05 Attends the award ceremony of the 2016 Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (APICTA) Awards, and invites enterprises and start-up teams from all countries to come invest in Taiwan and make it their base to innovate and create new businesses.
2016-12-05 Attends the opening of the 10th National Conference on Science and Technology organized by the Executive Yuan.
2016-12-03 Speaks by phone with US President-elect Donald J. Trump.
2016-11-28 Attends the International Innovation Forum for the 2nd Presidential Innovation Award, and elaborates on the government's endeavors - including the overall direction and concrete measures - to spur innovative industries. The goal is to pioneer the full range of innovation activities and design a better future.
2016-11-26 The Economist magazine's annual "The World in 2017" publishes an article penned by President Tsai entitled "Turning Taiwan into a tiger again".
2016-11-25 Presides over the first meeting of the Preparatory Committee for National Congress on Judicial Reform.
2016-11-24 Delivers remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry, noting that Asian countries should step up economic integration and pursue greater equality in the distribution of wealth.
2016-11-22 Appears with Dr. Jane Goodall in a panel discussion entitled "Leading the Change - The Power of the Young". Shares her personal experiences and praises young people for their ideas and passion for getting involved in public affairs.
2016-11-19 Attends the 2016 Concert of the Presidential Office, which returns after a five-year hiatus and features, for the very first time, braille versions of the invitation and program for visually impaired guests.
2016-11-17 Attends the "2016 Meet Taipei" festival, and shares that the government will launch the "Digital Nation and Innovative Economic Development Program," "5+2 Industrial Innovation Program" and "Investment Expansion Program", and will push ahead with deregulation to create an environment that is innovation-friendly and conducive to start-up success.
2016-11-15 Attends the 2016 Taiwan-ASEAN Dialogue, and lays out the objectives of the government's New Southbound Policy, which are to strengthen mutual understanding, expand two-way exchanges, and forge strong and comprehensive partnerships.
2016-10-14 Visits Chiayi Industry Innovation and Research Center under the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Praises the center's innovation and R&D achievements, and expresses hope that the innovative energy can be maximized to spark industrial development in Yunlin, Chiayi and Tainan, thus achieving greater north-south balance.
2016-10-11 Meets with Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
2016-10-10 Attends the ROC's 105th Double Tenth National Day Celebration and delivers an address entitled“Forging Ahead: Achieving Reforms to Make the Country Great.”
2016-10-03 Attends the 2016 Taiwan Business Alliance Conference, and lays out the new model of economic development that the government is promoting to transform and upgrade industries and boost innovation. Expresses hope that foreign enterprises would continue to invest in Taiwan and create win-win outcomes.
2016-10-03 Meets with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado and his wife, and receives the Order of Francisco Morazan Grand Cross with Gold Star.
2016-09-21 Attends the launch of two major Coast Guard Administration vessels, codenamed Taitung and Pingtung, and declares the administration's priorities to introduce more advanced technology and make effective use of elite talent.
2016-09-13 Tours the new Presidential Office exhibition and attends tea reception to thank everyone who made it possible. The exhibition departs from past practices by taking "Power to the People" as its core theme, to highlight the fact that a president's authority originates from the people, and the Presidential Office is an embodiment of the people's trust and expectations.
2016-09-04 Convenes the heads of cabinet agencies and parliament, and mayors of special municipalities, for a discussion to facilitate the passage of priority legislations and accelerate pension reform.
2016-08-25 For the first time as Commander-in-Chief, presides over the 32nd Han Kuang military exercises and emphasizes her resolve to stand together with the armed forces.
2016-08-16 Convenes a meeting on international economic and trade strategy, which adapts guidelines for the New Southbound Policy.
2016-08-01 Attends 2016 National Administrative Conference for Indigenous Peoples.
2016-08-01 Issues an apology to Taiwan's indigenous peoples on behalf of the government.
2016-06-29 Addresses the National Congress of Paraguay.
2016-06-29 Meets with Paraguy President Horacio Cartes and receives the Marshal Francisco Solano Lopez Honor Medal. The two presidents sign a joint declaration and witness the signing of an Air Transport Agreement between the two countries, affirming the further deepening of bilateral cooperation.
2016-06-28 Meets with Panama President Juan Carlos Varela Rodriguez. The two countries sign a cooperative agreement on immigration affairs and human trafficking prevention, thus signaling their determination to crack down on crime.
2016-06-27 Meets with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina Sánchez and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado in Panama.
2016-06-24 Embarks on a journey to visit diplomatic allies Panama and Paraguay.
2016-06-23 Attends the first meeting of the Presidential Office Pension Reform Committee.
2016-06-03 Attends 2016 National Anti-Drug Conference, and declares the government's determination to fight against drugs and build a more comprehensive, seamless and robust social safety net.
2016-05-23 Meets with Kiribati President Taneti Maamau.
2016-05-22 Meets with Burkina Faso Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba.
2016-05-21 Meets with Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr.
2016-05-20 Meets with Paraguay President Horacio Cartes.
2016-05-20 Sworn in as the 14th-term President and delivers her inaugural speech.
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