President Tsai Ing-wen gave her first National Day discourse on Monday, calling for cross-strait talks yet cautioning that Taiwan would not offer into Chinese weight.
In her discourse, titled "Progressing: Achieving Reforms to Make the Country Great," Tsai took after the example of her inaugural discourse, driving with residential issues before digging into universal and cross-strait subjects.
Tsai, talking amid authority festivities outside the Presidential Office, initially tended to the situation of the country's childhood, saying they confronted restrictive lodging costs and other financial difficulties.
Reaffirming her organization's social lodging approach, she said, "Our objective is clear: to make quality openings for work for our youngsters, and to raise their compensations."
She additionally noticed the significance of social strategies, for example, senior care and benefits change in guaranteeing that everybody could lead a "noble life" after retirement.
By a long shot the most foreseen segment of her comments were those concerning cross-strait relations, which have cooled since Tsai's initiation as Beijing demands weight on the administration for declining to acknowledge the presence of the purported "1992 Consensus."
Tsai emphasized duties made in her inaugural address about keeping up existing conditions in the Taiwan Strait, including, "we won't bow to weight, and we will obviously not return to the old way of encounter."
Strikingly, Tsai did not say China's late endeavors to utmost Taiwan's universal nearness, including its prohibition from the late International Civil Aviation Organization meeting in Montreal.
"I likewise approach the two administering parties over the strait to set aside the stuff of history, and take part in constructive discourse for the advantage of individuals on both sides," Tsai said, and — surprisingly — approached Beijing to perceive the presence of the Republic of China.
She likewise rehashed her inaugural address in saying that she "respect(ed) the recorded truth" that discussions between both sides happened in Hong Kong in 1992, yet she didn't recognize the "1992 Consensus."
The president said endeavors to change Taiwan could be rough, however that nationals ought not lose trust.
"There is no easy route to change," she said. "Changes that take alternate ways are typically not honest to goodness changes."