Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called for dialogue with China but said Taiwan would not accept Beijing's 'one country, two systems' to «downgrade Taiwan,» in her inaugural address on Wednesday.
«Cross-strait relations have reached a historical turning point. Both sides have a duty to find a way to coexist over the long term and prevent the intensification of antagonism and differences,» she... Еще said in front of 200 high-ranking guests at Taipei Guest House following the swearing-in ceremony.
Footage shows swearing-in ceremony of Tsai Ing-wen and Vice President William Lai Ching-te as well as Ing-wen's inaugural speech.
Tsai Ing-wen went on to stress that Taiwan would participate more actively in regional cooperation mechanisms as well as «bolster ties with the United States, Japan, Europe, and other like-minded countries.»
Ing-wen, who represents the ruling Democratic Progressive Party, won a second term with 57 per cent of the vote in January, beat her main competitor Han Kuo-yu to of the opposition and China-friendly Kuomintang party (KMT).
Mandatory Credit: Taiwan Presidential Office