„This (Taiwanese fisherman shot by Philippines coast guard incident) is not a problem between the people of Taiwan and the people of the Philippines. This is a problem between the people of Taiwan and the Philippine administration.“
— Ma Ying-jeou
Diplomatic issues, Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Feud not between Filipinos and Taiwanese, says Ma Ying-jeou https://web.archive.org/web/20130523235540/http://www.asianewsnet.net/Feud-not-between-Filipinos-and-Taiwanese-says-Ma-Y-47054.html" in Asia News Network, 23 May 2013. Statement made during the Central Standing Committee of Kuomintang weekly meeting regarding the shooting incident of Taiwanese fisherman by Philippines coast guard at the disputed sea territory in South China Sea, 22 May 2013.