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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 served as DPP chairperson until November 2022.

President Tsai's timeline

2024-02-28 Attends the nation's main memorial ceremony marking the 77th anniversary of the 228 Incident. States that over the past eight years the government has worked systematically to advance work in transitional justice, pointing out that it has completed four fact-finding investigation reports to restore historical truths and has helped victims restore their reputations and receive compensation. Says that nearly 2,000 applications for compensation have been accepted for processing, and the government has already paid out a total of more than NT$4 billion in compensation. Adds that the government's effort last year to pass an amendment to the Political Archives Act saw support from both the ruling and opposition parties, and that amendment enters into force today.
2024-02-26 Accompanied by Vice President Lai Ching-te, attends a reception celebrating the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor Naruhito of Japan. States that Taiwan-Japan ties are growing closer, and that Taiwan is ready to deepen its economic cooperation with more countries. Says that she greatly anticipates Taiwan's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Says that Taiwan will continue to enhance its self-defense capabilities and work with like-minded countries to jointly safeguard the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.
2024-02-26 Meets with a delegation from the Heritage Foundation. Thanks the foundation for its support of Taiwan-US relations. Points out that in last year's Index of Economic Freedom, published by the Heritage Foundation, Taiwan was ranked fourth in the world, which is our best performance yet. Expresses her hope that the Heritage Foundation will continue to assist Taiwan and the US in deepening our partnership across many areas and that together we can make more contributions to regional prosperity and development.
2024-02-25 Attends a Lunar New Year banquet hosted by the Federation of Taiwan Pharmacists Associations. States that the government is actively addressing the shortage of medicines, and that a pharmaceuticals market monitoring system has been launched to ensure the public's access to needed medicines. States that the integration of medicine and technology will become the new normal, and that the government will continue improving and amending relevant legislation to enhance the quality of medical services.
2024-02-23 Meets with a delegation led by Executive Director Kanehara Nobukatsu of Japan's Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Thanks the Japanese government for reiterating several times at international venues the importance to the international community of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. Expresses hope that Taiwan, Japan, and other like-minded countries can further expand cooperation across many areas and create a free and open Indo-Pacific.
2024-02-22 Meets with a bipartisan congressional delegation from the United States House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party (Select Committee on the CCP) led by Chairman Mike Gallagher. Says that the Select Committee on the CCP published Ten for Taiwan last year, a report of policy recommendations, showing the importance it attaches to Taiwan's security. Adds that the US government and Congress continue to assist Taiwan in strengthening its self-defense capabilities through the National Defense Authorization Act and other channels, safeguarding freedom and democracy, and maintaining regional peace. Expresses hope that we can see even more Taiwan-US exchanges on many issues. Says that we will work together with even more like-minded countries to enhance the resilience of global supply chains that are underpinned by democratic values and contribute to development and prosperity around the world.
2024-02-20 Attends the 2024 Lunar New Year reception hosted by the National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises R.O.C. Thanks SMEs for striving alongside the government to achieve strong economic performance. States that the government, in implementing its program to enhance the overall competitiveness of SMEs, will help industry achieve digital and low-carbon transition so that SMEs can become more competitive. Adds that we will continue to promote trade, develop international presence, and diversify markets to help Taiwan engage more with the world, and the world engage more with Taiwan.
2024-02-16 Attends a Lunar New Year reception for representatives of Taiwanese enterprises operating in mainland China. States that the Three Major Programs for Investing in Taiwan have attracted a significant influx of investments and capital. Invites offshore Taiwanese firms to seek development opportunities in Taiwan. Says the government will offer assistance in further developing their presence in international markets. Emphasizes that the government is moving forward side by side with its international allies as it works to defend Taiwan's freedom and democracy. States that, conditioned with dignity and reciprocity, Taiwan will continue to pursue opportunities for cross-strait dialogue and that she looks forward to gradually resuming orderly two-way exchanges and jointly creating regional peace and prosperity.
2024-02-10~11 During the Lunar New Year holiday, visits the Taipei City Police Department's first and second precincts in the Zhongzheng District, the Military Police's Mechanized Infantry 239th Battalion, the Shenao Inspection Office of the Coast Guard Administration's Northern Branch, and the Combined Arms 1st Battalion of the Army's Guandu Command. Thanks the police, military, and coast guard for standing at their posts through the holiday. 
2024-02-08 Wishes a happy and successful Year of the Dragon via video to her fellow citizens and friends around the world. Says that this will be her final Lunar New Year's message after eight years as president of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Thanks all her fellow citizens for their hard work and dedication over the past eight years, which allowed Taiwan to overcome many challenges, including the pandemic. States that as we ring in the new year, we also embrace new beginnings for our national development. Says she is confident that as long as we continue supporting one another and remain united, we can overcome any difficulty and safeguard Taiwan.
2024-02-07 Meets with a delegation led by Governor of Tokyo Koike Yuriko. Says that Taiwan and Japan have both faced many challenges and that she looks forward to even more opportunities for bilateral exchanges and cooperation in the future, and to the continued development of Taiwan-Japan relations.
2024-02-02 Meets with the Kingdom of Eswatini Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Pholile Shakantu. Thanks Eswatini for its longstanding support of Taiwan's international participation and for speaking up for Taiwan at international venues, including last year at the United Nations General Assembly and the World Health Assembly. Expresses hope that the two countries will continue to advance our partnership in all domains.
2024-02-02 Meets with a delegation from US-based National Resilience, Inc. Says that National Resilience is well versed in the processes and regulations involved in mass production and enjoys abundant international links. Expresses hope that collaboration between National Resilience and Taiwan Bio-Manufacturing Corporation will make Taiwan a vital hub for innovative biomanufacturing in Asia.
2024-02-01 Attends the Siemens Gamesa Nacelle Plant Expansion Completion and Supply Chain Conference. States that Taiwan already has 280 offshore wind turbines, which in total represent an installed capacity of 2.25GW, making Taiwan one of the world's few nations with total installed offshore wind capacity in excess of 2GW. Adds that Taiwan will continue to be a leader in green energy development and export its successful experience to other regions in Asia, making key contributions to the global net-zero transition.
2024-01-31
Meets with a delegation from the Hudson Institute. Says that in the face of such global challenges as authoritarian expansionism and extreme weather, Taiwan has continued to increase national power, stabilize supply chains, and implement defense reforms, demonstrating its determination to safeguard democracy and freedom. Says that moving forward, Taiwan will strive to deepen cooperation with democratic partners on all global issues to contribute even more to the international community.
2024-01-29
Visits Academia Sinica's Thematic Center for Quantum Computer to review the center's R&D achievements. States that Academia Sinica has developed Taiwan's first 5-quantum-bit (qubit) superconducting quantum computer, an important milestone in Taiwan's development of quantum technology. Says she looks forward to quantum technology industry chains being established in Taiwan and making important contributions to quantum technology globally.
2024-01-25
Meets with a delegation from the Lithuania-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group. Says that the visit demonstrates longstanding cross-party support for Taiwan in Lithuania, and also sends a message to the world that our countries are jointly safeguarding democratic values. Thanks the Seimas (parliament) and the government of Lithuania for supporting Taiwan's international participation through various channels, and for calling on the international community to pay more attention to issues in the Taiwan Strait.
2024-01-25
Meets with a bipartisan delegation led by co-chairs of the United States' Congressional Taiwan Caucus. Thanks the US Congress for its longstanding bipartisan support for Taiwan-US relations. Says she looks forward to the US-Taiwan Expedited Double-Tax Relief Act passing into law at the earliest possible juncture, which will help create a mutually beneficial environment for Taiwan-US economic exchange.
2024-01-23
Meets with a delegation from the US-Taiwan Business Council. Welcomes the United States House Committee on Ways and Means' approval of legislation that included the US-Taiwan Expedited Double-Tax Relief Act. Says she looks forward to resolving the issue of double taxation between Taiwan and the US, which will encourage bilateral investment and create even more business niches.
2024-01-15
Meets with a senior bipartisan delegation from the United States. Says that after Taiwan completed its presidential and legislative elections, the US not only immediately issued a congratulatory statement, but also dispatched to Taiwan this senior bipartisan delegation, which includes former US National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former US Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg. States that the visit demonstrates US support of Taiwan's democracy and highlights the close and staunch partnership between Taiwan and the US.
2024-01-14
Meets with a delegation led by Japanese House of Representatives Member and Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council Chairman Furuya Keiji. Thanks the council for their dedication to making the case in the Diet to further Taiwan-Japan cooperation and exchanges. Expresses hope that they will continue to give Taiwan their full support.
2024-01-14
Meets with Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Chairman Ohashi Mitsuo. Thanks the government of Japan for expressing support several times at international venues for Taiwan's international participation. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Japan will further deepen our bilateral friendship.
2024-01-01
Attends a ceremony inaugurating the new state-run Taiwan Railway Corporation, Ltd. (TRC). States that by realigning the former Taiwan Railways Administration's organizational culture and granting it managerial autonomy, the government has increased its operational effectiveness. Says the government is also providing subsidies to ease the burden of TRC's operational costs and aid asset development, thereby normalizing its finances. States she looks forward to TRC providing the public with safer, better services and developing sustainable operations.
2024-01-01
Delivers 2024 New Year's Address. States that over the past eight years, Taiwan has continued to defend democracy, protect peace, strengthen as a nation, and care for our people. Says that by diversifying risks and expanding globally, Taiwan grows more resilient and able to stand firm on the global stage. Noting that she is leaving behind a Taiwan of the world, states that today's Taiwan is known the world over, and that Taiwan attracts the global community and has achieved global recognition. 
2023-12-26
Presents Mr. Kitamura Shigeru, former secretary general of Japan's National Security Secretariat, with the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon in recognition of his contributions to Taiwan-Japan relations. Thanks the Japanese government for including the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait in joint statements at summit meetings and meetings of foreign ministers, further consolidating the international consensus. Says that Taiwan will continue to work with Japan to maintain regional peace and stability and realize the vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific.
2023-12-21
Attends an inauguration ceremony for a new medical building at Hengchun Tourism Hospital. Says the hospital provides the Hengchun Township area with public health and emergency medical services, providing locals and tourists alike with the medical services they need. Says the facilities bring health equality to the southernmost area of Taiwan and enhance both the environment and quality of medical treatment.
2023-12-13
Attends the inauguration ceremony for the Science and Technology Advisory Meeting of the Executive Yuan. States that the government will provide full support to enterprises to help Taiwan's semiconductor industry maintain its world leading position. Also states that the government will work with industry, academia, and the private sector to promote net-zero technology solutions. Says that we will continue to improve infrastructure throughout Taiwan, attract international talent, and boost Taiwan's capability for technological development, and that we will continue to play an indispensable role in global supply chains.
2023-12-11
Meets with new Chief Representative of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office Katayama Kazuyuki. Says that Taiwan and Japan share the values of freedom and democracy and that it is our shared mission to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. Thanks the Japanese government for its firm support of peace across the Taiwan Strait. Expresses hope that in the future Taiwan and Japan will continue to deepen our economic and trade partnership. 
2023-12-11
Meets with a delegation led by World Medical Association (WMA) President Dr. Lujain Alqodmani. Thanks the WMA for its many years of speaking up for Taiwan on the international stage. Emphasizes that we will continue to show how Taiwan can help by actively contributing to global health security. 
2023-12-09
Attends the 2023 Human Rights Day commemoration ceremony. States that the promotion of transitional justice, aside from restoring rights and making reparations, must also clarify historical truths so that wounds can heal and understanding can be reached. Says that such work will allow Taiwanese society to come together in solidarity and further strengthen our democracy.
2023-12-08
Attends the 11th Golden Travel Award ceremony. Says that the target of 6 million international visits to Taiwan will be reached in just one more week. Mentions that data from many international travel organizations and online travel platforms show that the popularity of Taiwan as a travel destination in searches is rising steadily. Says that the government is working with industry to produce programs unique to Taiwan and to improve tourism quality control, which will help make Taiwan a travel destination that is worth repeat visits.
2023-12-07
Attends the 2023 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award ceremony. Presents this year's award to Amihan Abueva, regional executive director of the Child Rights Coalition Asia. Recognizes Ms. Abueva's long-term contributions to advocacy for the rights of children in her battle against all forms of child violence. Points out that Taiwan has endeavored for nearly a decade now to incorporate international standards for the rights of the child into domestic law to ensure more protections for children's rights. 
2023-12-05
Attends the groundbreaking ceremony for an aerospace and drone facility held by National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology. Says the facility, once completed, will undertake innovation and mass production of drones, helping quicken the pace of R&D and production of military drones, while also enhancing our asymmetric combat capabilities. 
2023-12-04
Presides over the 20th meeting of the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transitional Justice Committee. States that the government is gradually implementing various policies related to indigenous peoples. Expresses hope that Taiwanese society faces historical truths together to move toward genuine reconciliation. Emphasizes that work must continue with respect to transitional justice, development projects in indigenous communities, and ensuring the rights and interests of indigenous peoples. Formally announces that the term of office for the members of the third-term committee has been extended to May 20, 2024.
2023-12-04
Presides over the inauguration ceremony for a building dedicated to combat casualty care and disaster rescue training under the National Defense Medical Center's Health Service Training Center. States that the center will use virtual and augmented reality technologies to simulate training scenarios of medical care in combat situations. Says she hopes the facility will further improve the training and technology used in combat casualty care and emergency rescue, providing more comprehensive protection to our military personnel. 
2023-12-01
Presides over the formation ceremony for the Air Force Flight Training Command. States that the command is now an independent unit charged with the training of fighter pilots. Says that the command, in addition to installing advanced jet trainers, will be charged with integrating training capabilities and developing comprehensive training procedures and methods. Expresses hope that the command will assist the Air Force Academy in enhancing the safety and efficacy of training as well as in strengthening overall defense and combat capabilities.
2023-11-30 Interviewed via videoconference by The New York Times for its DealBook Summit. Responds to questions regarding Taiwan-United States relations, cross-strait relations, and the semiconductor industry.
2023-11-27 Attends the 2023 Taiwan Business Alliance Conference. States that our economy has grown despite the pandemic and other global challenges, proving that Taiwan is a secure investment destination. Notes that in addition to our own recent efforts in upgrading Taiwan's infrastructure, we have worked to facilitate trade and investment flows so as to build a more stable and predictable investment environment. Adds that we are aligning ourselves with international standards and developing a sustainable economy that is favorable to long-term investment.
2023-11-23 Inspects the preparedness of new recruits and training for mandatory military service. Notes that current training for four-month conscripts includes scientific training methods that are closer to realistic combat. States that when a one-year mandatory military service is reinstated next year, we will complete renovations to barracks and purchase additional sets of individual combat gear and weaponry to enhance overall combat capabilities. States that the government will also raise the wages of conscripts, ensure that time spent in mandatory military service is recognized under our labor pension system, and provide a plan for students to complete mandatory military service while enrolled in university.
2023-11-22 Meets with a delegation led by Ms. Guri Melby, the Liberal Party leader and the second vice chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense of the Storting (parliament) of the Kingdom of Norway. Thanks Ms. Melby for continuing to back Taiwan's international participation. Says that Taiwan and Norway share the values of freedom and democracy, and that we look forward to opening up further opportunities for exchange and cooperation and deepening the partnership between Taiwan and Norway.
2023-11-17 Presides over the steel cutting ceremony for a prototype anti-aircraft light frigate. Thanks all partners involved in the development of the vessel and its technologies for accelerating progress in related industries and spurring development of our national defense technologies. States that this demonstrates Taiwan's tireless efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in national defense.
2023-11-15 Attends the opening ceremony of the 2023 HITCON CISO Summit. States that the government has in recent years pushed for amendments to the Cyber Security Management Act and has also promoted the Six Core Strategic Industries, with the aim of providing our full support to the development of the cybersecurity industry. States that at the beginning of this year, we established our National Institute of Cyber Security, which gathers professionals from a variety of fields to develop even more forward-looking cybersecurity technology, altogether making Taiwan more cyber-resilient. Says she looks forward to building a joint international cyber defense network as we develop a national security framework with cybersecurity at its core.
2023-11-13 Attends the opening of the 2023 International Forum on Legal Aid. States that over the past seven years, Taiwan has striven to promote judicial reform by improving structural issues through three respects, those being judicial reform for the people, reform for a professional and impartial judicial system, and reform for diverse participation in the judicial system, as we want a judicial system that can function as the last line of defense for justice. Emphasizes that Taiwan will work with the international community to legally defend human rights and advance the development of global democracy and the rule of law.
2023-11-12 Attends the celebration for 2023 Doctors' Day and an awards ceremony for model senior physicians and outstanding medical achievements. Thanks doctors for their long-term dedication to protecting the health of the people. Says that the government will adopt a NT$20 billion post-pandemic special budget next year to strengthen funding of Taiwan's national health insurance system, and will continue its efforts to improve doctors' compensation. Says that the Medical Accident Prevention and Dispute Resolution Act will enter into force in 2024 and expresses hope that the mechanisms provided by the act will help reduce difficulties faced by doctors and patients.
2023-11-10 Attends a press conference before Taiwan's delegation departs for the 2023 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting held in San Francisco. Thanks Dr. Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, for acting as our Leader's Representative to the meeting for the sixth time to date. Expresses her hope that Dr. Chang can convey four key points to APEC member economies and the international community: that we will endeavor to facilitate regional peace and prosperity, work with other countries on building more resilient supply chains, promote green transition, and contribute more to reducing the digital divide.
2023-11-08 Attends the opening of the 2023 Taipei Security Dialogue. States that Taiwan's security is tied to the security of the Indo-Pacific and the world and that the people of Taiwan are determined to protect our own hard-earned freedoms and democracy. Says that as a responsible member of the international community, Taiwan will continue working to maintain regional peace and stability, while expanding and deepening our partnerships with other stakeholders.
2023-11-07 Meets with a delegation from the Millennium Leadership Program of the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington, DC. Thanks the Atlantic Council for long paying close attention to Taiwan-related issues, and for sending delegations to Taiwan for two consecutive years, demonstrating its support for Taiwan. Notes that Taiwan has continued to bolster its self-defense capabilities, and expanded exchanges and cooperation with even more countries. Expresses her hope that Taiwan can leverage its economic and industrial strengths to further deepen partnerships with Europe, the United States, and others.
2023-11-06 Attends the opening ceremony of the Net Zero Institute. Says that a transition to net-zero emissions is more than just a multifaceted societal project; it is also an emerging field that needs more talent. States that the institute has been established to bring about a stabler transition to net zero by providing assistance in the areas of education and cultivation of professional talent. Expresses hope that local governments will actively support the undertaking so that Taiwan can achieve the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.
2023-11-03 Attends the opening of the 2023 Taipei International Travel Fair. States that the government is actively promoting various incentives to attract independent and group travelers. Mentions that the government has established the Executive Yuan Tourism Industry Revitalization Advisory Council to build industry consensus and to further develop tourism in Taiwan. Calls for continued efforts to improve and control quality of tourism to further enhance Taiwan's image among global travelers.
2023-11-01 Meets with a delegation led by First Vice-Chair of the European Parliament-Taiwan Friendship Group Andrey Kovatchev. Says that this visit marks the third consecutive year that the European Parliament has sent an official delegation to Taiwan, demonstrating staunch support for Taiwan. Noting that the European Chips Act entered into force this September, says that Taiwan, with its chip manufacturing capacity and expertise, will be a reliable partner for the EU in this area. 
2023-11-01 While attending a press conference to announce the launch of the International Talent Taiwan Office, states that the opening of the office highlights the fact that Taiwan welcomes people from around the world. Notes that the office is a one-stop service facility that assists foreign professionals with application procedures, employment and everyday issues, and their children's education. Says she hopes services provided by the office will help realize Taiwan's aspiration to become a hub for world-class professionals.
2023-10-31 Meets with a delegation led by Montana Governor Greg Gianforte. Thanks Governor Gianforte for reopening the State of Montana Asia Trade Office-Taiwan after taking office. States that Taiwan and Montana can continue to deepen partnerships in such key industries as photonics, optoelectronics, optics, and semiconductors.
2023-10-30 Addresses the opening of the Taiwan International Assembly of Space Science, Technology, and Industry. Says that our government is making concerted efforts to create a favorable environment for the development of space industry in Taiwan. States that we welcome businesses and experts from all over the world to come to Taiwan and work with us to build a more complete space industry chain.
2023-10-30 Meets with Taiwan's delegation to the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou. Praises the athletes for challenging their own limits, and for showing the world Taiwan's athletic prowess. States that the government will continue promoting the development of parasports and will help athletes and coaches prepare for next year's Paralympic Games in Paris.
2023-10-30 Presents Chief Representative of the Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association Taipei Office Izumi Hiroyasu with the Order of Brilliant Star with Grand Cordon, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Taiwan-Japan relations. States that Taiwan and Japan have proven to the world that partners who share the values of democracy and freedom not only can collaborate to address global challenges, but can also contribute to regional prosperity and development.
2023-10-26 Attends the opening ceremony of the 2023 Congress of the Federation of Asian Pharmaceutical Associations. Says that Taiwan, in addition to expanding investment in our own healthcare system, is collaborating with several other countries. Also says that Taiwan is sharing its experience and making contributions in disease prevention and treatment, aiming to build a more comprehensive and resilient health system by working together.
2023-10-24 Attends press conference to announce the launch of the 111 Government Exclusive Short Code SMS Platform. Notes that government ministries and agencies can send text messages with the dedicated government short code "111," which enables members of the public to quickly and clearly recognize the source of such messages and to spot scam messages from fraudulent senders claiming to be government agencies.
2023-10-24 Meets with a delegation from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Says that in recent years, we have made substantial efforts to promote self-sufficiency in national defense and that our programs to domestically produce aircraft and naval vessels have begun to yield results. Thanks the US government for normalizing military sales to Taiwan and continuing to deepen our bilateral security partnership.
2023-10-23 Hosts a luncheon for a delegation led by Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, speaker of the Seimas (parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania. Thanks Speaker Čmilytė-Nielsen and the government of Lithuania for repeatedly and publicly supporting Taiwan's international participation, demonstrating that Lithuania firmly stands with democratic partners. 
2023-10-23 Meets with a delegation from the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. Emphasizes that Taiwan is ready and willing to work with partners worldwide to address emerging issues and challenges. Says that we will continue working together to maintain peace and stability in the region. Expresses hope for closer cooperation and communication within the region.
2023-10-21 Invites Dr. Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, to act as her representative to attend the 2023 APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting.
2023-10-20 Meets with a delegation led by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Says that we are glad to see that New Jersey has chosen to open an Asia-Pacific economic cooperation office in Taiwan and that she believes this will help us continue to elevate our bilateral trade relations. Expresses hope that Taiwan and New Jersey will expand collaboration in such areas as information and communications technology, healthcare, biotechnology, and green energy.
2023-10-18 Attends 2023 Energy Taiwan and Net-Zero Taiwan. Notes that Taiwan's total installed solar and wind power capacity is now seven times what it was in 2016. States that the government will actively promote development of promising sources of renewable energy and achieve energy independence, enabling Taiwanese companies to meet new international standards for supply chains as we steadily transition toward net-zero emissions by 2050.
2023-10-18 Meets with a delegation from the Belgian Chamber of Representatives. Expresses gratitude for Belgium's various forms of support for Taiwan's international participation and its attention to the status quo across the Taiwan Strait. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Belgium can establish institutionalized cooperation and bring about mutually beneficial solutions for both sides.
2023-10-16 Meets with American Institute in Taiwan Chairperson Laura Rosenberger. Says that Taiwan and the United States will continue to deepen our partnership in areas including economic affairs, defense, and international participation, and stand together to address the challenges that face the Indo-Pacific region.
2023-10-16 Meets with a delegation from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a think tank based in Washington, DC. Thanks the AEI for continuing to promote exchanges and cooperation between Taiwan and the United States through concrete actions. Emphasizes that we will adhere to our commitment of neither provoking nor acting rashly, and that we will increase cooperation with the US and other like-minded democracies.
2023-10-14 Attends the flag handover ceremony for Taiwan's delegation to the 2022 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou. Thanks the athletes for showing the world the determination and resilience of the Taiwanese people. Says that the government stands behind our athletes and will continue to provide resources to parasports.
2023-10-13 Meets with a Canadian parliamentary delegation led by Senator Michael MacDonald. Notes that Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy emphasizes the importance of expanding our bilateral trade and economic relations, and that Taiwan and Canada are currently engaged in formal negotiations for a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement, which will benefit both our countries. 
2023-10-12 Attends the opening of the 2023 European Union Investment Forum. States that to Europe, Taiwan is a reliable partner with a proven track record. Says that we look forward to ensuring the resilience of our supply chains through cooperation while working together to respond to changes in the geopolitical landscape and unprecedented global challenges. 
2023-10-12 Meets with Taiwan's delegation to the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. Thanks and congratulates them for their outstanding performances, which included many historic breakthroughs. Says that they are an inspiration to their fellow citizens and a valuable asset to society. States that the government will continue to support the development of athletics in Taiwan.
2023-10-11 Meets with a delegation led by Hagiuda Koichi, member of the Japanese House of Representatives, chairperson of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Policy Research Council, and chief secretary of the Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council. States that in the face of expanding authoritarianism and the challenges of post-pandemic economic recovery and net-zero transition, she hopes that Taiwan and Japan can continue to work together as steadfast partners.
2023-10-11 Attends a session of the 2023 Taiwan Capital Market Forum. States that the government has amended five anti-fraud laws and that heavier penalties are now imposed on fraud. Points out that the government is seeking to lower the incidence of fraud by working on "recognizing fraud, raising obstacles to fraud, preventing fraud, and punishing fraud." Says that government agencies and non-government entities, by cooperating with one another, will work to head off fraud before it can take place, and will bring fraudsters who are caught breaking the law to book.
2023-10-11 Addresses the opening of the 2023 Yushan Forum. Says that the New Southbound Policy lies at the core of our Indo-Pacific strategy. States that we are sending a message to the world that in the face of the mounting threats of authoritarianism and climate change, as well as a global restructuring of supply chains, Taiwan is a secure and reliable partner. Also states that Taiwan is, in no small way, a part of the solution to the challenges facing our region.
2023-10-10 Meets with a delegation led by Governor-General Marcella A. Liburd of St. Christopher and Nevis. Says that she has witnessed the fruitful results of our cooperation in agriculture, education, medical care, and other fields. As we face issues such as post-pandemic economic recovery and promotion of renewable energy, expresses hope that we can continue to deepen our partnership.
2023-10-10 Meets with former Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia, also a current member of parliament. Notes that during his prime ministership, the joint statement issued following the Australia-US Ministerial Consultations mentioned the situation across the Taiwan Strait. Says that since then, in statements following high-level meetings with other nations, Australia has frequently reiterated the importance of stability across the Taiwan Strait. Says she looks forward to Taiwan and Australia further expanding cooperation across the board based on our existing foundation. 
2023-10-10 Hosts a luncheon for a Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council delegation visiting Taiwan to take part in the 2023 National Day Celebration of the Republic of China. Thanks the group for once again organizing a delegation, taking action to demonstrate their support for Taiwan. Noting that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the council's founding, expresses hope that the strong friendship between Taiwan and Japan can be passed down to future generations and can turn our countries into a model for cooperation to achieve mutual prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.
2023-10-10 Attends the ROC's 112th Double Tenth National Day Celebration. Delivers an address titled "A calm and confident Taiwan: Moving our country forward, making the world a better place." Says that while facing the drastic changes in cross-strait and international affairs of these past seven years, the government has done its utmost to develop the economy, strengthen our country, take care of our people, ensure national security, stabilize the situation across the strait, and garner global support. States that Taiwan's democracy has grown and thrived, and we have emerged with even greater resilience.
2023-10-09 Meets with President Russ Joseph Kun of the Republic of Nauru for bilateral talks. Welcomes President Kun, who is leading a delegation to participate in our National Day Celebration and who will also attend the Yushan Forum, where he will deliver the opening address. Thanks the government of Nauru for its longstanding support for Taiwan's international participation.
2023-10-09 Meets with a delegation led by St. Vincent and the Grenadines Governor-General Susan D. Dougan. Thanks Governor-General Dougan and the government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines for their longstanding support for Taiwan's international participation. Points out that our countries have addressed the need for post-pandemic economic recovery by rolling out the Women's Empowerment Project and vocational training for women, which are facilitating employment and local development in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
2023-09-28 Presides over the naming and launch ceremony for the prototype of Taiwan's first domestically made submarine. States that domestic production of naval vessels and aircraft have been critically important policy objectives during her time in office, and that after several years of efforts 19 Brave Eagle jet trainers have been delivered, while various types of naval and coast guard vessels have also been commissioned. Says that the completion of Taiwan's first indigenous submarine Narwhal marks a milestone in Taiwan's effort to enhance national defense self-sufficiency.
2023-09-27 Meets with Minister of Defense Henry Yovani Reyes Chigua of the Republic of Guatemala and his wife. Notes that she and President Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla of the Republic of Guatemala visited each other's countries this year and thanks Guatemala for speaking out for Taiwan at numerous international venues. Stating that military exchanges are an important part of our cooperation, expresses hope that Taiwan and Guatemala's partnership across many areas becomes even deeper and broader.
2023-09-27 Attends an event held as part of E.SUN Commercial Bank's ESG and sustainability initiative. States that the government last year adopted the Pathway to Net-Zero Emissions in 2050 and an action plan with 12 key strategies to integrate cross-ministerial resources and continue working toward Taiwan's 2050 net-zero transition. Notes that the Taiwan Carbon Solution Exchange and Ministry of Environment were opened in August. Says that the government will act as quickly as possible to amend legislation and establish comprehensive mechanisms for carbon levies and carbon assessment.
2023-09-26 Meets with a cross-party parliamentary delegation from Australia. Notes that Taiwan is Australia's fifth-largest trading partner and fourth-largest export market and that Australia is Taiwan's largest energy provider and a major source of agricultural goods. Thanks Australia for emphasizing at major international gatherings the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and for supporting Taiwan's international participation.
2023-09-25 Meets with Lord Faulkner of Worcester, the United Kingdom's Trade Envoy to Taiwan and Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords. States that Taiwan and the UK share the values of democracy and freedom, and that we started official talks on the Taiwan-UK Enhanced Trade Partnership in July, focusing on the key areas of investment, energy and net-zero emissions, and digital trade.
2023-09-24 Attends the 2023 Presidential Hackathon awards ceremony and praises the award-winning teams for showing the problem-solving hackathon spirit and creating proposals for Taiwan that are both innovative and feasible. Notes that the Presidential Hackathon provides a platform where the public and private sectors can join forces to co-create and expresses hope that the proposals of outstanding teams can help solve problems for society and individuals.
2023-09-21 Meets with a delegation led by New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and says that over the past eight years, cooperation between Taiwan and New Mexico has grown even closer. Notes that as we move forward the green economy and green industries will be key to further deepening our bilateral cooperation. Adds that New Mexico will become a shining example of Taiwan-US cooperation in green energy supply chains.
2023-09-21 Attends a large-scale international disaster response drill on 2023 National Disaster Preparedness Day. Notes that this year was the first time that the drill was carried out through the Global Cooperation and Training Framework, with 19 countries observing and taking part. States that in addition to demonstrating Taiwan's domestic disaster response capabilities, the drill served to prepare for Taiwan's participation in international disaster response operations.
2023-09-20 Addresses the 2023 Concordia Annual Summit via video at the invitation of the non-profit organization Concordia. Says that Taiwan is a key partner to the international democratic community and that peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait are in the interests of us all.
2023-09-19 Meets with a delegation led by Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs and thanks the delegation for demonstrating their support and regard for Taiwan through concrete action. Notes that Arizona opened a trade and investment office in Taiwan in March, which will facilitate the continued expansion of our cooperation across multiple fields.
2023-09-18 Meets with a cybersecurity business development mission from the United States and says that cybersecurity is a key issue of mutual concern for Taiwan and the United States. Notes that, in addition to our efforts in science and technology, our countries have been strengthening our economic partnership in recent years. Also says that Taiwan is willing to share its experiences with the US and our other democratic partners around the globe in order to bolster our advantages in emerging technologies.
2023-09-18 Attends the 65th annual meeting and 70th anniversary of the International Association of Judges. Says that our commitment to democracy drives our efforts to build a judicial system that is transparent, accountable, and responsive to the people it serves. States that this year Taiwan introduced a citizen judge system to help ensure fairness and foster greater trust in the judiciary, and that Taiwan is working tirelessly to achieve the highest international standards of judicial independence and human rights protections.
2023-09-16 Attends the flag presentation ceremony for Taiwan's delegation to the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. Says that the government stands behind our athletes and will help them realize their potential. Encourages the athletes to reach even greater heights to bring great honor to themselves and to Taiwan.
2023-09-16 Attends the inauguration ceremony of the Taiwan Institute of Sports Science, describing it as an important milestone for sports in Taiwan. States that the government, in order to support the development of sports, adopted an eight-year plan in 2016 to pool the resources of the public sector, sports development funds, and private entities to systematically promote sports science research, develop outstanding athletes and sports scientists, enhance Taiwan's sports science sector, and spur public participation in sports.
2023-09-11 Meets with TWN48, a Taiwanese team that placed among the top finishers in the DEF CON 31 Capture the Flag competition. States that after taking office in 2016, she adopted a strategy emphasizing cybersecurity as national security, bolstering our resilience in cybersecurity. Says that in 2021, this strategy was updated to improve Taiwan's cyber defense capabilities and join the global cyber defense network.
2023-09-08 After arriving back in Taiwan from the Kingdom of Eswatini, in remarks at Taoyuan International Airport, emphasizes that even though Taiwan faces difficult circumstances in its international engagement, we still choose to make friends and engage in diplomacy with sincerity and determination. Says that going forward, we will play a more active role in addressing issues of global concern and will work with our partners around the world to advance regional and global development and prosperity.
2023-09-07 Visits Queen Mother Ntombi Tfwala of the Kingdom of Eswatini and attends an exhibition on the achievements of the Taiwan International Cooperation and Development Fund's Capacity Building Project for Microfinance Ecosystem Focusing on Grassroots Women in Eswatini and a lunch meeting with members of Taiwan's medical and technical missions in Eswatini. Thanks the members of Taiwan's technical and medical missions as well as our embassy staff and those performing alternative military service in Eswatini for their efforts, which have helped our countries launch more cooperative projects, and expresses hope that more young people will join their efforts and contribute to Taiwan's diplomacy. Later, accompanied by Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini of the Kingdom of Eswatini, tours Hlane Royal National Park.
2023-09-06 Addresses the SEMICON Taiwan 2023 Leadership Gala Dinner via video and states that Taiwan's semiconductor industry powers the progress of cutting-edge technologies such as 5G, generative AI, and high-performance computing. Says that as we welcome investments in the industry, our government is also working tirelessly to ensure that it continues to grow with the resources and talent it needs, and that we hope to further our plan to make Taiwan an advanced manufacturing center for semiconductors.
2023-09-06 Attends a welcome banquet held by Taiwan's overseas community in Southern Africa, then attends a celebration marking both the 55th anniversary of the Kingdom of Eswatini's independence and the 55th birthday of King Mswati III, where she delivers remarks. Then visits Mbabane Government Hospital and remarks that its renovation is the result of cooperation between Taiwan and Eswatini and a symbol of our bilateral friendship.
2023-09-05 Delivers remarks before embarking on a four-day visit to the Kingdom of Eswatini, our diplomatic ally in Africa. States that during this trip, on behalf of the people of Taiwan, she will celebrate our bilateral friendship and promote sustainable cooperation. After arriving in Eswatini, meets separately for talks with Prime Minister Cleopas Dlamini and King Mswati III, and witnesses the signings of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on funding for women entrepreneurs in Eswatini; a sister city agreement between Kaohsiung and Eswatini's capital Mbabane; and an MOU between Taiwan's Overseas Investment and Development Corporation and Eswatini National Petroleum Company.
2023-09-04 Meets with a delegation from the Center for Strategic and International Studies and states that enhancing global democratic resilience and safeguarding peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region have become common objectives for Taiwan and the United States. Points out that our bilateral relationship has continued to grow stronger in recent years thanks to the efforts of our governments as well as people-to-people exchanges.
2023-09-01 Meets with a delegation led by Congressman Rob Wittman, vice chairman of the United States House Armed Services Committee. Thanks the members of the delegation for long promoting legislation in support of Taiwan, for paying close attention to Taiwan's security, and for demonstrating their friendship and support through their visit.
2023-08-24 Meets with a senior delegation from the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington, DC. Points out that in recent years, economic and trade relations between Taiwan, the United States, and Europe have grown closer, and that this not only helps strengthen Taiwan's economic autonomy but also aligns with the common interests of the US and Europe. Emphasizes that Taiwan will continue to expand cooperation with like-minded countries and together maintain a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region.
2023-08-23 Meets with a delegation from the Swedish-Taiwanese Parliamentarian Association. Thanks the Swedish government and the members of the Riksdag (parliament) for supporting Taiwan. Says that she looks forward to deepening our bilateral partnership in such areas as climate change response and supply chain security. Also says she hopes the members of the delegation will lend their support to the signing of a Taiwan-European Union bilateral investment agreement. Stating that Taiwan and Sweden are partners who share the values of freedom and democracy, expresses her belief that, alongside other democracies around the world, we can come together to further strengthen our democratic alliance and maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
2023-08-22 Meets with a study delegation from the Youth Division of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP). Says that young people drive a society's growth and development. Notes that over the past few years, Taiwan and Japan have worked hand in hand to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. Says that as we still face a number of global issues, including climate change and disinformation, she hopes that our societies can share their experiences in responding to these issues and that younger generations can participate in our efforts to find solutions. Says that she looks forward to more discussions and exchanges among Taiwanese and Japanese youth on a wide range of topics and that she hopes the LDP Youth Division's tradition of engaging with Taiwan will continue, so that we can achieve even more through the Taiwan-Japan friendship.
2023-08-21 Receives briefing from the Executive Yuan on the central government's proposed 2024 general budget. After comprehensive discussions at the meeting, states that although the global economy is in a slowdown following the COVID-19 pandemic, our economy has held firm thanks to the joint efforts of the 23 million people of Taiwan. Adds that one of the keys to the transformation of Taiwan's economy these past eight years has been the government's expanded infrastructure investments.
2023-08-21 Offers her sincere congratulations on behalf of the people and government of Taiwan to President-elect César Bernardo Arévalo de León of the Republic of Guatemala on his election victory. Says she looks forward to Guatemala's continued prosperity and smooth governance, as well as deeper bilateral exchanges and cooperation between our two countries, under the incoming Arévalo administration.
2023-08-15 Meets with scholars and experts from the Brookings Institution. Thanks the delegation for their longstanding attention to relations between countries in East Asia, for regularly providing recommendations on Taiwan's security and Taiwan-United States relations, and for helping the international community appreciate the importance of security across the Taiwan Strait and throughout the region. Says that she looks forward to our countries using a variety of dialogue mechanisms to continue deepening economic relations and ensure the security of global supply chains. States that Taiwan will continue to fortify its national defense capabilities and collaborate with the US and all other democratic nations to safeguard the values of freedom and democracy while promoting regional development and prosperity.
2023-08-10 Attends a ceremony celebrating the delivery of the 1000th rear fuselage for Challenger Series business jets. States that these 1000 aircraft are the culmination of 25 years of dedicated efforts by the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation working together with many Taiwanese vendors, and that it is also a milestone for Taiwan's aerospace industry. Says that she looks forward to everyone working together to develop the industry and to continue making improvements. Expresses confidence that made-in-Taiwan products will not only become internationally known, but will be seen in the skies and even outer space.
2023-08-10 Meets with a delegation from the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University. Commends the institute for using high-tech to promote the defense of democracy, freedom, and human rights around the world, and for supporting Taiwan as a bastion of freedom and democracy. Noting that the first agreement under the Taiwan-US Initiative on 21st-Century Trade was signed that June, expresses hope that Taiwan will continue to deepen cooperation with the United States through a variety of dialogue mechanisms and that we can expedite the signing of an avoidance of double taxation agreement so as to create more opportunities for bilateral investment.
2023-08-10 Meets with a joint delegation of parliamentary foreign affairs committee chairs from the Baltic states–Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Thanks the governments and parliaments of the Baltic states for speaking up for Taiwan on numerous international occasions. Emphasizes that in recent years, exchanges between Taiwan and the Baltic states across many spheres have grown even closer. Expresses hope that the visiting guests can facilitate Taiwan's participation in the Baltic centers of excellence to further deepen cooperation between Taiwan and the Baltic states.
2023-08-09 Meets with a delegation of athletes, coaches, and team staff who represented Taiwan at the 2021 Summer World University Games in Chengdu. Notes that Taiwan's medal count at that event–10 gold, 17 silver, and 19 bronze–is the nation's best performance yet at a foreign competition. Thanks all the athletes who let the world see Taiwan's athletic prowess. Says that going forward, in addition to upgrading training facilities and improving logistics support, the government will continue to promote a policy of grass-roots development so that Taiwan's athletes can continue to shine on the international stage.
2023-08-09 Meets with international participants from the Ketagalan Forum–2023 Indo-Pacific Security Dialogue. States that, standing on the frontline of the defense of democracy, Taiwan has continued to strengthen cooperation with other democracies–including the United States, Japan, the European Union, Australia, and Canada–to exchange experiences on combating disinformation and protect the freedom of speech. Says she looks forward to more interactions and cooperation to safeguard our values of freedom and democracy.
2023-08-08 Meets with a delegation led by Aso Taro, former prime minister of Japan, current member of the Japanese House of Representatives, and vice-president of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. Stresses that Japan is an important international partner of Taiwan and that it has continued to support Taiwan's international participation in various ways. Thanks former Prime Minister Aso for publicly praising Taiwan for our success in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and emphasizing that the World Health Organization should not bar Taiwan from participation. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Japan, by means of public and private sector cooperation, can together create more resilient and secure supply chains, and also that Japan will continue to support Taiwan's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership so that we can contribute to regional economic prosperity together.
2023-08-07 Attends the opening ceremony of the Taiwan Carbon Solution Exchange. States that by setting up a carbon exchange, Taiwan is keeping pace with the international trend toward transitioning to net-zero and is able to more actively cooperate with other countries. Adds that this incentivizes enterprises to reduce carbon emissions and spurs a virtuous cycle throughout the green economy. Emphasizes that the government will continue to assist enterprises in addressing the transition to net-zero emissions while helping transform the challenges of reaching low-carbon and zero-carbon emissions into new opportunities.
2023-08-04 Meets with a delegation from the Israeli Knesset (parliament). Says that Taiwan and Israel are key trading partners, and that we have both remained calm and steady in the face of the challenges and threats of authoritarianism, while developing highly resilient societies. Expresses hope that we can both take advantage of our complementary industries to build more secure and resilient supply chains underpinned by democratic values.
2023-08-02 Meets with a parliamentary delegation from the Japan Innovation Party's Taiwan friendship discussion group. Says that Taiwan and Japan are important international partners for each other. Thanks Japan for reiterating on multiple international occasions the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. Expresses hope that the delegation members will continue to help make the case in the National Diet for Taiwan's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Invites them to work together to promote economic prosperity in the region.
2023-08-02 Meets with French Office in Taipei Director Jean-François Casabonne-Masonnave. Thanks him for his commitment and contributions to promoting exchanges between Taiwan and France in such areas as education, human rights, renewable energy, and economic affairs. Expresses hope for the two sides to continue deepening bilateral cooperation across a variety of areas and promoting mutual understanding.
2023-08-01 Attends the 2023 National Administrative Conference for Indigenous Peoples. States that government achievements over the past several years in promoting transitional and historical justice have been widely recognized, including progress in long-term care resources and the revitalization of indigenous languages and cultures. States that over the past two years the Judicial Yuan's constitutional judgements and interpretations regarding core rights have also been consistent with international human rights values, which shows that we are now gradually ensuring that indigenous peoples enjoy their constitutionally guaranteed rights. Says she hopes that the central and local governments will collaborate with the administrative bodies of indigenous peoples to advance coexistence and mutual prosperity among ethnic groups.
2023-07-27 Observes a joint anti-landing drill in the third combat zone for the 39th Han Kuang military exercises, which are held annually, are key to national defense, and are designed to gauge the nation's combat capabilities. States that the day's drills not only integrated all-out combat capabilities, but also tested cooperation and coordination across military branches, combat systems, and individual units. Emphasizes that in the future we will face increasingly complex threats and challenges, so all three branches of the military must continue their vigorous training and must coordinate with local police, firefighters, civil defense teams, and organizations to fulfill the goal of full public participation in protecting our homes and defending the nation. 
2023-07-26 Meets with a delegation from the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. Thanks the European Parliament for taking a range of actions over the past few years to demonstrate its attention to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, deepen cooperation between Taiwan and Europe, and support Taiwan's international participation. Expresses hope that Taiwan and the European Union will continue to deepen cooperation in areas including supply chain resilience, investment, cybersecurity, and technological innovation, and that Taiwan and the EU can sign a bilateral investment agreement, which would strengthen our partnership as well as unity between democracies.
2023-07-20 Attends the opening ceremony of the seventh national small-scale hydropower design competition for general and vocational high school and college students. States that in order to facilitate the development of small-scale hydropower, the government has amended laws, relaxed restrictions on small-scale hydropower installations, and expanded incentives for the use of existing water conservancy facilities and agricultural waterways. Emphasizes that transitioning to net-zero emissions by 2050 is not just an environmental issue, but also an issue that impacts Taiwan'’s international competitiveness. Says that the vitality that participating students bring to Taiwan's renewable energy development helps society see our determination to pursue green energy. 
2023-07-19 Meets with a delegation led by Mrs. Abe Akie, wife of the late former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo of Japan, and recalls his genuine friendship and support for Taiwan. Expresses her belief that everything former Prime Minister Abe did for Taiwan-Japan relations can now be continued through the efforts of Mrs. Abe as well as those of the public and private sectors in Taiwan and Japan, helping us achieve even greater things through our collaboration. Also expresses hope that Taiwan and Japan will work together to ensure our bilateral relationship continues to advance.
2023-07-18 Attends the opening ceremony of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy's 20th anniversary celebration. States that this occasion is an appropriate time for us to reflect on the past, present, and future of democracy, and that by working together to understand sharp power, we can formulate the best strategies to counter authoritarian influence. Says that democracies must cooperate to become more resilient, safeguard our values, and counter the tactics that authoritarian regimes are using to undermine our institutions. 
2023-07-15 Inspects a former Ministry of Defense military prison that was previously designated as a historical site of injustice by the Transitional Justice Commission. Expresses hope that the preservation and revitalization of these historical sites will remind us of our shared past and protect the democracy and freedom we enjoy today.
2023-07-14 Attends the launch ceremony for the Taiwan Space Agency's Triton satellite. Notes that from conception through design and production, the Triton satellite is fully made in Taiwan, which proves that given our advantages in semiconductors and precision manufacturing, there is no doubt that Taiwan can make inroads in the global space industry. Emphasizes that the government is giving the space industry its full support and that the Triton satellite launch reflects Taiwan's determination to develop the space industry and participate in the space age. Expresses hope that products made in Taiwan will become established globally and go on to even greater heights. 
2023-07-12 Meets with President-elect Santiago Peña Palacios of the Republic of Paraguay and his wife. States that 66 years ago to the day our countries established official diplomatic ties, so to celebrate the occasion in Taiwan together with Paraguay's incoming president is especially meaningful. Says that she looks forward to Taiwan and Paraguay standing together on the frontline of democracy and freedom, contributing to global peace, stability, and development, and working together to foster further cooperation between our peoples.
2023-07-10 Reviews anti-fraud efforts by the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the National Police Agency under the Ministry of the Interior. Explains to the public the government's achievements in fraud prevention, intervention, and punishment, and promotes a slogan advocating six things citizens can do to avoid succumbing to fraud. Expresses hope for coordination between government departments, central and local governments, and the public and private sectors, along with full public cooperation, to increase the effectiveness of anti-fraud efforts. States that the government will also adjust its anti-fraud policies to help citizens reduce encounters with, deception by, and damage resulting from fraud, working together to enhance social security. 
2023-07-06 Attends a reception to commemorate Independence Day in the United States accompanied by Vice President Lai Ching-te. Expresses her congratulations and thanks the United States for its support and friendship of Taiwan. States that at every critical juncture of Taiwan's political history the US has always been there to lend its assistance and encouragement to Taiwan, adding that we have had many outstanding joint achievements over the past few years and that our partnership will continue to grow.
2023-07-06 Meets with a parliamentary delegation from Canada. Notes that the leaders of Canada and other countries issued a joint statement at this year's G7 summit emphasizing that peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait are vital to security and prosperity in the international community. Also notes that in its new Indo-Pacific Strategy, Canada further demonstrated its concern over peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and stated that it will continue to enhance its partnership with Taiwan. Expresses hope that our countries will further strengthen bilateral trade and economic cooperation through the signing of a Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement, and that Canada will back Taiwan in joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership so that we can jointly contribute to greater growth and prosperity.
2023-07-05 Meets with a delegation led by Japan-ROC Diet Members' Consultative Council Chairman Furuya Keiji. Thanks the Japanese government for repeatedly emphasizing the importance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait at various international venues and opposing the use of force to unilaterally change the status quo. Expresses hope that the council will support Taiwan's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and generate even more fruitful cooperation between Taiwan and Japan.
2023-07-04 Meets with a delegation led by Representative Kevin Hern, chairman of the US House Republican Study Committee. Thanks the US Congress and government for their long-term support for Taiwan's efforts to upgrade its self-defense capabilities. Expresses hope to expedite the signing of a Taiwan-US avoidance of double taxation agreement to create more opportunities for enterprises in both countries and encourage more two-way investment and trade cooperation.
2023-07-03 Meets with a cross-party delegation from Japan's National Diet including representatives from the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, Japan Innovation Party, and Democratic Party for the People. States that when Taiwan has faced international challenges, Japan has always been an important democratic ally. Expresses hope that the visiting representatives will help make the case in Japan's National Diet for Taiwan's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and that after global travel returns to previous levels, Taiwan-Japan relations will become even closer and friendlier based on our existing strong foundation. 
2023-07-03 Visits Taoyuan International Airport to observe the implementation of a program to accelerate and expand efforts to attract international tourists. States that Taiwan is actively promoting various programs to attract international tourists, and that independent travelers entering Taiwan are now eligible to win a travel voucher worth NT$5,000. Adds that the government is also providing subsidies to encourage domestic and foreign travel agencies to bring more tour groups to Taiwan so that our tourism industry can flourish and tourists from around the world can experience the safety and convenience of Taiwan.
2023-07-03 Inspects implementation of the TPASS monthly commuter card for Taipei, New Taipei, Keelung, and Taoyuan. States that when public transport becomes more affordable more people use it, which reduces traffic congestion while bringing Taiwan closer to its net-zero emissions goal. Notes that the TPASS program, formally launched on July 1, has created a model for central government-led programs with local government participation, and that a single monthly pass allows unlimited access to the mass rapid transit (MRT), railway, and high-speed rail systems. Expresses hope that this will relieve some of the stress of everyday life, especially for commuters, by providing more convenient public transport.  
2023-06-30 Attends the second meeting of the 15th General Assembly of the National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises and the 15th National Award of Outstanding Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises. Notes that in early June, Taiwan and the United States signed their first agreement under the Taiwan-US Initiative on 21st-Century Trade, which includes a section on small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and affirms that helping SMEs to engage in investment and trade activities is a key policy objective. Expresses her belief that these efforts will strengthen the ability of Taiwan's SMEs to participate in international investments, and emphasizes that stronger SMEs mean a stronger Taiwan.
2023-06-29 Meets with a delegation from the Wilson Center, a thinktank based in Washington, DC. Thanks the center for repeatedly calling on the United States government to negotiate a free trade agreement with Taiwan and further enhance Taiwan-US economic and trade relations. Emphasizing that the firm Taiwan-US friendship is a result of the concerted efforts of both sides, expresses her belief that the research conducted by the Wilson Center and the discourse it fosters can contribute to the further development of Taiwan-US relations.
2023-06-29 Attends the Taiwan-US Financial Cybersecurity Summit and states that her administration continues to work on improving cyber defense as part of the effort to build a secure and stable digital environment that gives the people of Taiwan peace of mind. Notes that Taiwan has established a Financial Information Sharing and Analysis Center and signed memoranda of understanding with cybersecurity agencies in many different countries to expand Taiwan's international cooperation in financial cybersecurity. Commenting on domestic financial institutions, notes that the government is promoting a Financial Cyber Security Action Plan to introduce compliance with international cybersecurity standards, and is working to establish an incident response system in order to improve our ability to handle threats to our cybersecurity.
2023-06-28 Meets with a delegation led by United States House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mike Rogers. Thanks the US Congress for the longstanding and bipartisan attention it has shown to Taiwan's security and for expressing support for Taiwan through concrete actions. Expresses hope for promptly and fully addressing the issue of double taxation that Taiwanese and American enterprises and individuals face, as this will help promote closer exchanges in investment and industry between Taiwan and the US. Emphasizes that Taiwan is on the frontline of defense of democratic values and that we will continue to work hand in hand with the US in such areas as the economy and national defense to jointly safeguard the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region.
2023-06-28 Attends the opening of the World News Media Congress 2023. States that Taiwan has become home to many international media professionals, which is testament to Taiwan's efforts to safeguard media freedom and the right to free speech, and shows the world how deeply Taiwan values this important pillar of democracy. Notes that disinformation campaigns have become one of the most difficult challenges for democracies. Says that Taiwan has developed ways to counter these campaigns and has been sharing our experience with international friends. Says that the government and civil society forces should help build the capacity for every individual to identify true, false, or misleading information, while credible third-party organizations are also needed for fact-checking as part of a whole-of-society effort. States that this is the way to protect freedom of speech in a democracy, and emphasizes that the media can and should have an important role to play in this.
2023-06-22 Attends the Romantic Route 3 Art Festival opening. States that the government is promoting and passing on Hakka culture, language, and industries and spurring overall development in Hakka communities by use of national-level powers and resources. Invites the Taiwan public to experience the festival's cultural vitality and friends from around the world to take a trip on Taiwan's most romantic roadway. 
2023-06-21 Meets with a delegation from the cross-party European Parliament-Taiwan Friendship Group. Thanks the European Parliament for passing a number of resolutions in recent years that have focused on Taiwan Strait security issues and actively supported Taiwan's international participation. Emphasizes that Taiwan is willing to deepen cooperation with the EU and liked-minded democratic countries in multiple areas, and that together we can strengthen our democratic alliances and promote regional peace, stability, and prosperity.
2023-06-19 Meets with a delegation led by Senate Vice-President Gian Marco Centinaio of the Italian Republic. Notes that Taiwan and Italy are important partners that have enjoyed close cooperation in various areas. States that Taiwan will establish a representative office in Milan, Italy this year, and that a number of Taiwanese companies have announced their intention to expand their investments and establish factories in Italy. Expresses hope that our two countries will further deepen the bilateral partnership and jointly build resilient supply chains underpinned by democratic values.
2023-06-19 Meets with a delegation led by Deputy Chair Barbara Bartuś of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Sejm (lower house of parliament) of the Republic of Poland. States that in addition to our joint efforts to fight the pandemic, Taiwan and Poland have, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, worked together to address the challenges of authoritarian expansion and assist Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Says that, going forward, Taiwan will continue to work with Poland and neighboring countries to assist Ukraine with recovery and reconstruction efforts. Expresses hope to further deepen our partnership with Poland across the board.
2023-06-15 Meets with a delegation of military and security experts from the US-based Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). States that "Taiwan" is now a key word in the international community. Notes that we will continue to bolster our self-defense capabilities and deepen cooperation with like-minded partners through various mechanisms in the hope of jointly establishing a resilient democratic front with the international community, making global supply chains more secure, and creating economic prosperity together.
2023-06-12 Attends the 2023 Global Trade Forum. States that Taiwan had prepared in advance to address the challenges of a slowdown in global economic growth. Notes that the government implemented special legislation allocating funds to strengthen economic and social resilience and proactively care for those vulnerable groups and small- and medium-sized enterprises that were hit particularly hard by the pandemic. States that the government hopes to assist industries to upgrade and transform toward smart and low-carbon operation. Expresses hope that Taiwan will learn from other countries, experience in addressing global economic challenges and that it will continue to promote cooperation and exchanges in this vein. 
2023-06-10 Attends a flag presentation ceremony for Taiwan representatives to the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games. States that the camaraderie and contributions of coaches, unified partners, and volunteers, in addition to the efforts of the competitors themselves, are key factors in bringing Taiwan's athletes to the global stage. Extends best wishes to all the athletes, hoping they will savor the joy of sports, achieve personal breakthroughs, and strive for excellence.
2023-06-10 Observes the Hai An No. 11 exercise. States that the government will continue to utilize technology to strengthen rescue, relief, and defense capabilities and ensure maritime and border security, while also opening up new paths in the sustainable development of ocean resources. Emphasizes that to safeguard peace in the Taiwan Strait, we must first strengthen ourselves; that the more united we are, the safer we are; and that the safer Taiwan is, the safer the world.
2023-06-10 Attends the 4th National Oceans Day celebration. States that a sustainable Taiwan depends on sustainable oceans, and hopes to strike a balance between creating a high-quality environment for maritime industries and addressing environmental and sustainability concerns. Says that it is through the oceans that Taiwan engages with and welcomes the rest of the world. Expresses hope that the people of Taiwan will work together to protect the oceans and guide the nation on a course of engagement with the greater world.
2023-06-06 Meets with Kingdom of Eswatini Deputy Prime Minister Themba Masuku and his wife. Notes that in March this year Taiwan and Eswatini signed a protocol that will facilitate closer collaboration in such areas as economics and trade, agriculture, education, and medicine. 
2023-06-05 Meets with environmental protection group representatives from the 2023 National NGO Environmental Conference. Thanks environmental groups for bringing Taiwan closer to sustainability through working with the government over the past seven years on many difficult issues. Expresses hope for more extensive communication with the public to build broader consensuses before major policies are implemented. Says she looks forward to working together for sustainable development in Taiwan by finding the most viable solutions for difficult issues.
2023-06-01 Affirms the first agreement under the Taiwan-US Initiative on 21st-Century Trade, which was signed by Representative to the US Bi-khim Hsiao (蕭美琴) and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Managing Director Ingrid Larson at AIT headquarters in Washington, DC. Says that she looks forward to building an even closer Taiwan-US partnership, which will bring about more opportunities for Taiwan's economy and industries.
2023-05-31 Nominates Tsai Tsai-chen (蔡彩貞), Chu Fu-mei (朱富美), Chen Chung-wu (陳忠五), and Yu Po-hsiang (尤伯祥) as grand justices of the Constitutional Court and requests confirmation by the Legislative Yuan.  
2023-05-30 Meets a delegation from the Center for Asia-Pacific Resilience and Innovation (CAPRI). States that CAPRI, the first international think tank established in Taiwan, is a boost that Taiwan very much needs right now. States that we are delighted to see CAPRI building a global network to further deepen Taiwan's connections with the world, adding that through public policy research and discussion, CAPRI can help bring Taiwan's perspective and voice to the international stage.
2023-05-27 Meets with members of Taiwan's World Health Assembly action team. Praises the team members for uniting efforts at home and abroad to convey Taiwan's message to the world. Notes that the international community's support for Taiwan is increasing, and that a record-high 12 allies and 13 like-minded countries voiced support for Taiwan this year. States that Taiwan is the world's partner and an integral part of the global public health community, and encourages everyone to continue working together to help secure broader international space for Taiwan.
2023-05-25 Attends the 2023 Europe Day Dinner, and points out that the theme for this year's event, "Strengthening Taiwan's Resilience," symbolizes our enduring partnership and celebrates the European business community's contributions to Taiwan's growth and resilience in the face of many challenges. States that from policy to diplomacy, Taiwan-Europe cooperation has continued to grow, especially in recent years, and that our relationship is strong because we share democratic values and hold common goals, adding that she looks forward to seeing even greater progress in our cooperation in the years to come.
2023-05-20 Holds a press conference titled "Seven years in office: redefining Taiwan, letting the world see Taiwan from a new perspective" to report back to her fellow citizens on the achievements of the last seven years. States that her administration will continue to safeguard freedom and democracy and advance the well-being of our citizens, bringing happiness to the Taiwanese people and progress to the nation. Following remarks, responds to media questions regarding issues including energy policy, the economy and livelihoods, cross-strait relations, Taiwan-US relations, national defense, and foreign affairs.  
2023-05-19 Meets with United Kingdom Member of Parliament and former Prime Minister Elizabeth Truss. States that by acting in solidarity, democracies around the globe will make one another stronger, extending and broadening the reach of the values of freedom and democracy. Emphasizes that Taiwan will walk shoulder to shoulder with the United Kingdom on the path of freedom and democracy to make even greater contributions to prosperity around the world.
2023-05-18 Meets with a delegation from the Riksdag (Swedish parliament). Thanks the Swedish government and the Riksdag for their support, and says that she looks forward to continuing to enhance Taiwan-Sweden economic and trade relations. Expresses hope that the delegation members will give their strong support for a Taiwan-EU bilateral investment agreement, which would enable Taiwan and the European Union to deepen cooperation. Emphasizes that Taiwan will continue to stand firmly with its democratic partners to strengthen economic ties and enhance democratic resilience, and that Taiwan will also continue to help safeguard peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
2023-05-16 Attends the inauguration ceremony marking the completion of the Formosa 2 offshore windfarm. States that this project's completion is significant as it will provide for the needs of industry while strengthening international competitiveness, demonstrate the steady development of green energy in Taiwan, and make power supply scheduling more flexible and efficient. Expresses hope that Taiwan will continue to transition to net-zero emissions by 2050 and that by working together we can marshal the capabilities of various fields in the public and private sectors to transform challenges into business opportunities.
2023-05-15 Addresses the Copenhagen Democracy Summit 2023 via video at the invitation of the Alliance of Democracies Foundation (AoD). States that the vibrant democracy that Taiwan is today bears testament to what a determined practitioner of democracy, characterized by good governance, can achieve, and that Taiwan's experience is not just about the maintenance of our own democratic way of life, it is also a demonstration of courage, strength, and sense of responsibility to safeguard the peace and stability of the region and the world. Indicates that while Taiwan deals with threats from China with resilience and courage, it is the partnership we have with like-minded countries that will prove to be the most effective defense of all, adding that by standing and working together, we can only make each other stronger.
2023-05-12 Meets with a delegation led by Senator Risa Hontiveros of the Philippines. Thanks Senator Hontiveros for her longstanding support for Taiwan. Expresses hope that, based on our existing foundation, Taiwan and the Philippines can further enhance our partnership and create more opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation.
2023-05-09 Attends the opening ceremony of CYBERSEC 2023. States that the government is promoting the "cybersecurity is national security" strategy and will step up the training of cybersecurity research and development personnel to bolster capabilities for information and communications security and protection. Expresses expectation to cooperate with other sectors to build a "national cybersecurity team" for Taiwan, and create cybersecurity systems and industry chains that are globally trusted.
2023-05-05 Attends the Women in Sports International Photo Awards ceremony and Sports Diplomacy: Taiwan-USA Collaboration on Building the Asia-Pacific Gender Equality in Sports Exchange Platform. Notes that Taiwan and the United States share many values and are both working hard to make gender equality a reality. States that Taiwan will continue to promote gender equality across the board, and that we look forward to working with our international friends to bring more gender equality to sports.
2023-05-05 Speaks with President-elect Santiago Peña of the Republic of Paraguay over a conference call. Congratulates the president-elect on behalf of the people and government of Taiwan, and says she looks forward to deepening and broadening the existing friendly diplomatic ties between Taiwan and Paraguay.
2023-05-04 Meets with a delegation led by former Japanese House of Councillors President Santo Akiko. Thanks Japan for supporting Taiwan's international participation and for emphasizing several times at international venues the importance of maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. Expresses hope to further deepen cooperation with Japan and other democratic partners in a joint effort to maintain peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
2023-05-04 Meets with a delegation led by Suzuki Norikazu, member of the Japanese House of Representatives and director of the Youth Division of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party. States that a strong foundation for the Taiwan-Japan friendship has been built through exchanges across many sectors, and that she hopes for continued cooperation to achieve even more through our bilateral friendship and contribute further to global security, freedom, and prosperity.
2023-05-01 Meets with former United States National Security Advisor John Bolton. States that Taiwan stands on the frontline of the defense of democracy, and not only do we have the determination and ability to protect our homeland, but are also willing to deepen cooperation with the US and all other like-minded partners to jointly uphold peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait as well as the values of freedom and democracy.
2023-04-28 Meets with Alain Richard, vice-president of the French Senate and chairman of the Senate's Taiwan Friendship Group. Notes that over the past two weeks, chairmen of the Taiwan friendship groups from both chambers of the French Parliament have visited Taiwan, setting a new record for Taiwan-France exchanges. Noting that Taiwan and France share the values of freedom and democracy and are important economic and trade partners, expresses hope that Taiwan and France will continue to enhance bilateral relations and make even more achievements across a wide range of areas.
2023-04-27 Visits the Ministry of Health and Welfare's (MOHW) Centers for Disease Control to offer encouragement to staff at the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC). Thanks the staff for their disease prevention work and commends them for supporting one another and working together to produce the strongest pandemic response. Also thanks the people of Taiwan for cooperating with government policies and coming together to fight the pandemic. States that after the CECC is disbanded, the MOHW will establish an interdepartmental task force to coordinate disease prevention, which will continue to handle disease response work and preparation in order to protect the health of our people.
2023-04-26 Accompanies President Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla of the Republic of Guatemala on a visit to the RAC Electric Vehicles factory at the Port of Taichung to learn more about the development of Taiwan's electric vehicle industry. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Guatemala will continue to bolster cooperation and work together toward the goal of a global transition to net-zero emissions. Joins President Giammattei in attending the opening ceremony for a month-long celebration of Guatemalan coffee culture and invites the Taiwanese people to taste the coffee and experience the coffee culture of Guatemala.
2023-04-25 Accompanied by Vice President Lai Ching-te, welcomes President Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla of the Republic of Guatemala with military honors, confers a decoration upon President Giammattei, hosts a state luncheon in his honor, and holds bilateral talks. Thanks President Giammattei for having spoken out on Taiwan's behalf several times at international venues, and mentions that in the face of China's recent military exercises, Guatemala has once again taken a stand and given Taiwan staunch support.
2023-04-24 Meets a delegation led by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin. Welcomes Virginia's establishment of a trade office in Taiwan to further deepen our economic relations, and expresses hope that Taiwan and Virginia will further diversify our collaboration and continue to strengthen joint efforts in education and academia.
2023-04-21 Attends the completion ceremony for the Amuping desilting tunnel project at Shihmen Reservoir. States that this desilting tunnel will not only make dredging more efficient, but also enhance operational safety, extend the reservoir's functional lifespan, and make a considerable contribution to stabilizing the water supply in northern Taiwan. Says that this represents an important milestone for Taiwan water resource infrastructure, and expresses hope that the central and local governments will cooperate closely to address the challenges of extreme weather.
2023-04-19 Attends the annual Hsieh Nien Fan (謝年飯) banquet hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan, and states that Taiwan will not waver in our commitment to improving and maintaining a robust business environment. Despite the challenges from China, says that we have been and will continue to be cautious in managing cross-strait affairs and work with our democratic partners to ensure peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.
2023-04-19 Meets with American Institute in Taiwan Chairperson Laura Rosenberger. States that with nearly two decades of experience in Indo-Pacific affairs, Chairperson Rosenberger will surely inject even more dynamism into Taiwan-US relations. Says that she looks forward to stronger bilateral economic and trade cooperation through wide-ranging dialogue.
2023-04-16 Attends a ceremony marking the maiden voyage of a new Taiwan-Matsu ferry service. States that this service will provide Matsu residents with a more comfortable and convenient mode of transportation, and drive the development of tourism in Matsu. Adds that the government will continue to invest resources, strengthen Matsu's basic infrastructure and policy measures, and enhance overall planning for tourism destinations so that more people can experience the beauty of Matsu. Says that the central and local governments will cooperate to make the lives of offshore island residents more convenient and develop more comprehensive infrastructure.
2023-04-13 Meets with a delegation led by United States Senator John Hoeven, and thanks the US Congress for enhancing Taiwan-US security cooperation through a number of bills that provide strong backing to our efforts to improve Taiwan's self-defense capabilities. Also says that she looks forward to expanding cooperation on all fronts, fostering a more favorable environment for businesses in both countries to drive growth and prosperity.
2023-04-13 Meets with a delegation from the Republic of the Marshall Islands led by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kitlang Kabua. States that Taiwan and the Marshall Islands have achieved outstanding results in various areas including healthcare, agriculture, and education, while continuing to deepen cooperation. Thanks the Marshall Islands government for continuing to support Taiwan's international participation, and says she looks forward to continuing to support each other on the international stage as we work together to strengthen the resilience of global democracy and contribute more to the Indo-Pacific region.
2023-04-12 Meets with a Canadian delegation led by Member of Parliament John McKay, chair of the Standing Committee on National Defense. Thanks the Canadian government for supporting Taiwan's international participation at important global gatherings, and expresses hope that we can deepen our partnership by signing a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement. States that Taiwan will do its utmost to safeguard the values of freedom and democracy alongside our like-minded international partners, has made all the necessary preparations to comply with high-standard international trade rules, and hopes that Canada will support Taiwan's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, so that together we can bring about greater growth and prosperity.
2023-04-11 Delivers recorded remarks on China's military exercises, stating that a president making visits to allies or routine transit stops in the United States is not only a common practice, it is the shared expectation of the Taiwanese people as a way to bring Taiwan closer to the rest of the world. Points out that by conducting military exercises on that pretext and thus destabilizing the Taiwan Strait and the entire region, Beijing is not acting as a responsible power in the region. Emphasizes that the people and the military of Taiwan are one in solidarity, that we will not be misled by misinformation or disinformation, and that our foremost goal is to protect democratic Taiwan.
2023-04-08 Hosts a luncheon for a delegation led by US House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. Thanks the US Congress for fulfilling its security commitments to Taiwan through bipartisan cooperation on legislation. Says she looks forward to concluding more negotiations and building an even closer partnership under the framework of the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade.
2023-04-07 At a reception in Los Angeles for the press corps traveling with her delegation, responds to media questions about the transit stop arrangements for this visit to our allies, Taiwan-US relations, cross-strait relations, and other topics. Arrives in Taiwan that evening and delivers remarks at Taoyuan International Airport, thanking everyone for working together to show the international community that pressure and threats only make Taiwan more unified and that Taiwan will not yield to pressure, nor will we allow obstructions to stop us from engaging with the world.  
2023-04-06 During a transit stop in Los Angeles, meets with Speaker Kevin McCarthy of the United States House of Representatives at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and conducts a meeting with a bipartisan delegation of Congressional leaders. Accompanied by Speaker McCarthy, issues a public statement following the meeting thanking him for his hospitality and friendship, as well as all of our friends in the US Congress for always standing with Taiwan. Later attends a banquet with members of the local and Taiwanese communities in Los Angeles. Thanks the Taiwanese community for their contributions and efforts, and says that our compatriots are an extension of Taiwan's national power and that she looks forward to working with everyone to garner more worldwide support for Taiwan.
2023-04-05 Attends an exhibit showing the achievements of our joint women's empowerment project in Belize. Expresses hope that Taiwan and Belize will continue to share their experiences and exchange views on important women's empowerment and women's rights topics, and continue working to help women realize their goals and inspire them to be all that they can be.
2023-04-04 Delivers an address before the National Assembly of Belize and is presented by Prime Minister John Briceño of Belize with a copy of the Resolution to Support Democratic Taiwan Motion, 2023 – a motion expressing staunch support for friendly bilateral ties passed by both houses of the Belize National Assembly. Attends a state luncheon hosted by Governor-General Froyla Tzalam of Belize and her husband, and then visits a sheep and goat breeding and production enhancement project under the Republic of China (Taiwan) technical mission in Belize. Later attends a dinner banquet hosted by Prime Minister Briceño and witnesses a ceremony marking Taiwan's donation for the construction of the San Pedro General Hospital.
2023-04-03 Arrives in Belize and attends a reception with representatives from the Taiwanese expatriate community. Witnesses the signing by the respective foreign ministers of a technical cooperation framework agreement between the governments of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and Belize, and attends a laptop donation ceremony. Says that she looks forward to close cooperation with Belize to achieve our shared goals and hopes that our bilateral collaboration will continue to flourish as it has for the past 34 years. Subsequently holds bilateral talks with Prime Minister John Briceño of Belize.
2023-04-02 Hosts an appreciation banquet to thank the people and government of Guatemala for their warm hospitality. Says that this intensive visit was especially meaningful as it allowed our two countries to witness the achievements of our bilateral cooperation over the years and initiate more cooperative programs for the future, and that she looks forward to an enduring partnership between Taiwan and Guatemala. Accompanied by President Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla of the Republic of Guatemala, also visits the National Hospital of Chimaltenango and attends a donation and handover ceremony for the facility.
2023-04-01 Arrives in the Republic of Guatemala, one of Taiwan's diplomatic allies, and attends a reception with Taiwanese expatriate community representatives, technical mission personnel, and young people doing alternative national service. Then joins President Alejandro Eduardo Giammattei Falla of the Republic of Guatemala for bilateral talks and witness the signing of a basic bilateral cooperation agreement by the foreign ministers of both countries. Attends a state banquet where President Giammattei awards her the Order of the Five Volcanoes with Gold Grand Cross Breast Star, a decoration that recognizes outstanding contributions by a head of state to regional integration. States that Taiwan and Guatemala will continue to collaborate, deepen bilateral relations, and contribute more to the prosperity of the region and the international community. Also visits Guatemala's Tikal National Park, accompanied by President Giammattei.
2023-03-31 Meets the Taiwan allies' permanent representatives to the United Nations at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, and interacts with Taiwanese-Americans. Attends an event held by the Hudson Institute, where she accepts the institute's Global Leadership Award from Board of Trustees Chair Sarah May Stern and President and CEO John P. Walters.
2023-03-30 Attends expatriate banquet while transiting through New York City on the way to visit allies in Central America. Thanks overseas compatriots for all they have done for Taiwan. Also thanks New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Deputy Speaker Raj Mukherji of the New Jersey General Assembly, New Jersey State Senator Gordon Johnson, and New York State Senator Iwen Chu (曲怡文) for attending. States that Taiwan stands on the frontline of the global democratic alliance and works together with its democratic partners as it stands fast on the path of democracy and freedom. Also tours Yun Hai Taiwanese Pantry in New York City, a store opened by young Taiwanese-Americans.
2023-03-29 Departs for a 10-day diplomatic visit to allies Guatemala and Belize under the theme "Meeting Democratic Partners, Fostering Shared Prosperity." Delivers remarks before embarking, explaining that the trip will show Taiwan's determination to foster deeper exchanges and cooperation with our allies. Adds that by going on this visit we intend to convey three clear messages: First, Taiwan stands firm in its defense of our values of freedom and democracy and will continue to act as a force for good in the international community. Second, Taiwan, a cornerstone in the global economy, will continue to pursue mutual prosperity and development with our friends and allies. And third, Taiwan will only grow more determined to engage with the world. 
2023-03-27 Meets with Czech Parliament Chamber of Deputies Speaker Markéta Pekarová Adamová. States that Speaker Adamová is facing great pressure by leading this delegation visit, which is another strong show of support for Taiwan and a major milestone in the progress of Taiwan-Czech relations.
2023-03-26 Delivers recorded remarks on the termination of diplomatic relations with the Republic of Honduras. States that for many years we have upheld the belief that by working within the full extent of our capabilities and taking a forward-looking and pragmatic approach, we can support the long-term, substantive development of our diplomatic allies, but that we will not engage in a meaningless contest of dollar diplomacy with China. Emphasizes that the people of Taiwan have proven to the world that we do not give in to threats. Affirms that we will continue to stand with our diplomatic allies and like-minded global partners as we work toward a better future for all.
2023-03-21 Confers upon United States Ambassador Robert O'Brien, former White House national security advisor, the Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon, in recognition of his contributions to Taiwan-US relations. Says that interactions between Taiwan and the US have grown closer than ever in recent years. Notes that we have continued to create even more niches for economic and trade ties to flourish and that we are striving together to advance prosperity and development in the Indo-Pacific region. Thanks the US for paying close attention to issues concerning Taiwan's security. Says that we anticipate that Taiwan and the US can continue to deepen our partnership.
2023-03-21 Meets with Dr. Richard Bush, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Expresses appreciation for the broad support Taiwan has received from the United States. Exchanges views with Dr. Bush on regional developments and economic issues.
2023-03-21 Attends the opening ceremony of the third ESG Sustainable Taiwan International Summit. Recognizing the importance and challenges of energy transition and a stable energy supply, states that the government is fully committed to these tasks and has thus set certain goals to draw on the capacities of various sectors. Points out that last year the government began intensive efforts to address the energy supply issue: First, annual power plant maintenance was conducted ahead of schedule to start generating power earlier. Second, a new, large-capacity power unit was added that will come online before power consumption peaks in the spring. And third, renewable energy sources will help supply adequate power during peak consumption. States that the government will ensure that the power generation system provides sufficient electricity and will continue to make the grid more secure and stable.
2023-03-20 Meets with members of the British-Taiwanese All-Party Parliamentary Group. Says that we anticipate that Taiwan and the United Kingdom will engage in even more cooperation and exchanges in safeguarding regional peace and many other areas of mutual interest. Also states that she hopes the UK's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership proceeds smoothly, and that, given its disposition for maintaining high standards, the UK will support Taiwan's bid to join the trade bloc.
2023-03-16 Meets with a delegation led by Representative Ken Calvert, chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee of the United States House of Representatives. Reiterates that the people of Taiwan are determined to safeguard their sovereignty and defend their homeland. Says that we are willing and able to bolster cooperation with the US and other like-minded partners to advance regional peace and stability and global democratic resilience.
2023-03-14 Meets with Minister of External Affairs, International Trade, Civil Aviation, and Diaspora Affairs of Saint Lucia Alva R. Baptiste. States that Taiwan-Saint Lucia cooperation has yielded fruitful results in a wide range of areas in recent years and that she hopes Taiwan and Saint Lucia continue to initiate even more cooperative programs in the spirit of mutual assistance and mutual benefit and generate even greater well-being and prosperity for both our peoples.
2023-03-13 Meets with a delegation comprising members of the Kosovo-Taiwan parliamentary friendship group and cross-party parliamentarians from North Macedonia and Romania. States that this delegation's visit represents a starting point to deepen exchanges between Taiwan and the Balkans, and that Taiwan will continue to work with the global alliance of democracies to contribute further to regional prosperity and global democratic resilience.
2023-03-12 Addresses an annual celebration of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) via video. Expresses gratitude for the contributions TCM has made to advancing medical care in Taiwan. Says that Taiwan’s National Health Insurance system covers many TCM treatments and that it has begun to establish a service network for community and at-home TCM treatment and long-term care. States that our goal is to bring TCM resources into communities and make them accessible to more indigenous peoples.
2023-03-06 Attends the 2023 Taipei International Machine Tool Show opening ceremony. States that Taiwan's machine tool industry, which is now in transition from precision machinery into smart manufacturing, is Taiwan's third trillion-dollar industry. Says that the government will continue to support the industry so that it can be a solid bulwark for Taiwan's industrial sector. Notes that the machinery industry is an important driving force behind Taiwan's economic advancement, in both aspects of industrial development and stable employment.
2023-03-06 Meets with Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini Cleopas Dlamini and his wife Lomvula Hlophe. States that Taiwan and Eswatini collaborated, supported each other, and stood together as important partners in combating the pandemic and that we will continue to bolster cooperation in areas including economics and trade, public health, and information and communications technology. Says that we will also continue to marshal the strengths of our government and the private sector to accelerate cooperation and exchanges to further deepen our ties.
2023-03-02 Meets the 13th-term directors and supervisors, as well as key officers, of the Taiwan Medical Association. States that given the recent global medicine shortage, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) is now actively allocating all medicines and substitute medicines to ensure local supply. States that the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration's Drug Supply Information Platform will be upgraded to a drug supply reporting and handling center under the MOHW so that pharmacies, manufacturers, and medical institutions will be able to submit reports and inquiries on drugs. States that the government will then be able to respond and handle shortages faster and that it will continue to communicate and coordinate with manufacturers.
2023-03-02 Meets with Executive Director of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei Jim Nickel. Notes that Taiwan and Canada have launched official negotiations on a foreign investment promotion and protection arrangement, demonstrating the steady advancement of our bilateral partnership. Expresses hope that Canada will support Taiwan's accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership so that we can make even greater progress together.
2023-03-02 Meets with Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Jr., founder of the Heritage Foundation. Expresses hope that Taiwan and the United States will reach a bilateral trade agreement and an avoidance of double taxation agreement, which will help deepen our economic and trade partnership while enhancing our industrial competitiveness, and that Taiwan-US relations can reach new milestones in a variety of areas.
2023-02-28 Travels to Tainan City to attend the nation's main memorial ceremony marking the 76th anniversary of the 228 Incident. Offers a floral wreath in memory of the victims, and states that the implementation of transitional justice is a race against time. Notes that the victims and their families have long hoped for transitional justice, and that following Taiwan's democratization, the government is also duty-bound to pursue it. Calls on government agencies to take a firm stand and speed up the implementation of transitional justice work so that Taiwanese can pursue freedom and prosperity with dignity, engage with the world with dignity, and be their true selves with dignity, as that is the best way to commemorate the 228 Incident.
2023-02-23 Meets with members of the Taiwan search and rescue team deployed to Türkiye to join the earthquake response effort. Thanks the search and rescue team for representing Taiwan in this global disaster response effort, and for demonstrating how Taiwan, a Taiwan of the world, can help. Expresses confidence that this experience will allow us to develop an even more efficient model for equipping and dispatching search and rescue teams. States that the government will continue working to give everyone its fullest support to ensure that when Taiwan faces challenges of its own, it will be more resilient and more capable of responding effectively.
2023-02-21 Meets with a delegation from the United States House of Representatives led by Representative Ro Khanna. States that Taiwan will step up cooperation with the United States and other democratic partners to confront such global challenges as authoritarian expansionism and climate change. Expresses confidence that Taiwan and the United States will be able to create more opportunities for cooperation and will continue to safeguard the values of democracy and freedom while contributing to post-pandemic economic recovery.
2023-02-20 Meets with the heads of eight major industry groups. States that the government's plan to upgrade and transform industry and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is not only to help enterprises maintain stable operations and retain talent, but also to provide concrete strategies and project loans to support their progress. Says she looks forward to the government working as the strongest supporter of domestic industry and helping SMEs maintain long-term viability and development. 
2023-02-17 Visits Hualien Air Force Base accompanied by President Mario Abdo Benítez of the Republic of Paraguay. States that Taiwan wants to deepen cooperation with all like-minded countries to advance global security and regional peace and stability. Thanks President Abdo Benítez for his staunch support for Taiwan and expresses hope that Taiwan and Paraguay will continue to strengthen bilateral cooperation and contribute further to both the global community and to the development of our countries.
2023-02-16 Welcomes President Mario Abdo Benítez of the Republic of Paraguay and First Lady Silvana López Moreira de Abdo with military honors, then, accompanied by Vice President Lai Ching-te, joins President Abdo Benítez for bilateral talks and witnesses the signing of a bilateral agreement for the training and exchange of diplomatic personnel. Thanks President Abdo Benítez for speaking out numerous times on the global stage in support of Taiwan's international participation. Hosts a state luncheon, accompanied by Vice President Lai, in honor of the visiting delegation and expresses hope that Taiwan and Paraguay will continue working to promote industrial exchanges and advance cooperation projects that benefit public well-being and bolster economic and trade activity, thereby enhancing our bilateral relations.
2023-02-15 Attends the opening of the 2023 Empower Women! Empower LAC! Forum. Expresses hope that the forum will allow everyone to share their experiences and explore ways to expand international cooperation in the current global economic climate to promote women's economic empowerment and contribute to post-pandemic economic revitalization and recovery around the world.
2023-02-14 Meets with a Belizean delegation led by First Lady and Special Envoy for the Development of Families and Children Rossana Briceño. States that Taiwan and Belize are like-minded allies, and that we look forward to working together to create more resilient economies and do even more to advance regional peace, stability, and prosperity as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
2023-02-14 Meets with Keisal Melissa Peters, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, Regional Integration and the Diaspora of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. States that Taiwan and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are working together to make the most of opportunities for economic recovery in the post-pandemic era. Notes that our countries are jointly engaging in the Women's Empowerment Project, an initiative which aims to provide more resources to female entrepreneurs in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and to help working women develop professional skills, thus laying a more solid fo