By: Lu Hsin-hui and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who was sworn in Friday to become Taiwan’s first female president, has urged countries in sovereignty disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea to set aside disputes and promote joint development.
Tsai said it was her responsibility, as the country’s president elected in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of China, to safeguard the sovereignty and territory of the country in disputes arising in the East China Sea and South China Sea.
“We propose setting aside disputes so as to enable joint development,” Tsai said in her 30-minute inaugural speech, in which she also addressed the economy, social justice, cross-Taiwan Strait relations and social order.
On the issue of regional peace and stability, Tsai said cross-strait relations have become an integral part of building regional peace and collective security. [FULL STORY]