Taiwan president-elect vows to maintain peace, stability with China - Focus Taiwan

Taiwan president-elect vows to maintain peace, stability with China

Taipei, Jan. 16 (CNA) Taiwan's newly elected president Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday vowed to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait after her administration takes office in May.

"During this election, I have promised on many occasions that I will build a consistent, predictable and sustainable cross-strait relationship," Tsai of the Democratic Progressive Party said in her victory speech.

As the 14th president-elect of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tsai promises that when her administration takes office in May, the R.O.C. constitutional order, the results of cross-strait negotiations and interactions, democratic principles, and the will of the Taiwanese people, "will become the foundation for future cross-strait relations," Tsai said.

"We will work toward maintaining the status quo for peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait in order to bring the greatest benefits and well being to the Taiwanese people," said Tsai, the first woman to lead the Republic of China.

(By Christie Chen; click here for the full coverage of the elections.) ENDITEM/sc

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