— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
Context: Our party is the Philippines, and the members of our party are the Filipino people.
„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.“
— Francis Escudero Filipino politician 1969
„We believe if the mainland really values how the Taiwanese people feel, and if it wishes to improve mutual political trust between both sides, it will grant Taiwan representative office personnel the right to visit (inmates) for humanitarian reasons.“
— Wang Yu-chi Taiwanese politician 1969
Wang Yu-chi (2013) cited in " Taiwan urges China to allow visits to Taiwanese prisoners http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/china-taiwan-relations/2013/10/27/392238/Taiwan-urges.htm" on The China Post, 27 October 2013
— Imelda Marcos Former First Lady of the Philippines 1929
At a press conference in Bloomingdale's, at the opening of the Philippine exhibit, cited in Ang Katipunan (May 1982).
„I said, to the people of the Philippines whence I came, I shall return. Tonight, I repeat those words: I shall return!“
— Douglas MacArthur U.S. Army general of the army, field marshal of the Army of the Philippines 1880 - 1964
After his arrival in Australia from the Philippines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEbwuehH35I (30 March 1942)
„The Latin American people believed and feel that we Filipinos form past of that vast family, the children of Spain. Thus, although Spain ceased to govern those countries many years ago and although another nation is sovereign in the Philippines, those Latin-American peoples feel themselves as brothers to the people of the Philippines. It is the Spanish language that still binds us to those peoples, and the Spanish language will bind us to those peoples eternally if we have the wisdom and patriotism of preserving it.“
— Manuel L. Quezon president of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944 1878 - 1944
As quoted in Ambeth R. Ocampo's Chulalongkorn's Elephants: The Philippines in Asian History, Looking Back 4 (2011)
„I am more than seventy years old. Having lived under different regimes, from Japanese colonialism to Taiwan’s recovery, I have greatly experienced the miseries of the Taiwanese people. In the period of Japanese colonialism, a Taiwanese would be punished by being forced to kneel out in the sun for speaking Tai-yü. The situation was the same when Taiwan was recovered: my son, Hsien-wen, and my daughter-in-law, Yüeh-yün, often wore a dunce board around their necks in the school as punishment for speaking Tai-yü... [Taiwanese peoples’] lives are influenced by history. I think the most miserable people are Taiwanese, who have always tried in vain to get their heads above the water. This was the Taiwanese situation during the period of colonialism; it was not any different after Taiwan’s recovery [that is, the rule of the Chiang-era KMT]. I have deep feelings about this.“
— Lee Teng-hui former President of Republic of China 1923
Chung-yang jih-pao (Central Daily News), International Edition, 1994-04-16), as quoted in Hsiau, A-chin, "Language Ideology in Taiwan: The KMT’s language policy, the Tai-yü language movement, and ethnic politics," Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development (1997), 18.4, p. 302
„Because the two sides of the Taiwan Strait (Taiwan and Mainland China) are not at war at present, we should accept them (People's Liberation Army military aircraft to land in Taiwan due to mechanical failure) out of humanitarian concerns.“
— Feng Shih-kuan 1945
Feng Shih-kuan (2016) cited in " Taiwan to accept Chinese military aircraft in distress: MND http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201612120030.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 12 December 2016
„[We should] set our eyes on the future. The political differences between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan should eventually be solved step by step, and [we] can not let these problems hand on from generation to generation.“
— Xi Jinping General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and paramount leader of China 1953
As quoted in "Xi calls for peaceful development of cross-Straits ties" http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013xiapec/2013-10/06/content_17011186.htm in China Daily (6 October 2013).
„A responsive administration is tested most at the point of interface between the administration and the people.“
— Rajiv Gandhi sixth Prime Minister of India 1944 - 1991
in February 1988, p. 28
„We can have think thanks on both sides of the Taiwan Strait to start to explore problems that still exist in the political area.“
— Lien Fang Yu wife of Lien Chan 1943
Lien Fang Yu (2013) cited in " KMT's Lien Chan visits Beijing's Space City https://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/china-taiwan-relations/2013/02/28/371610/KMTs-Lien.htm" on The China Post, 28 February 2013
„Both sides (Taiwan and Mainland China) are so lovely and so many of their people are behaving like heroes and heroines, and yet Taiwan's former ambition to 'recover the mainland' has become a thing of the past.“
— Wu Den-yih Taiwanese politician 1948
Wu Den-yih (2016) cited in: " Ex-VP calls on China 'not to widen distance' with Taiwanese http://focustaiwan.tw/news/acs/201610030023.aspx" in Focus Taiwan, 3 October 2016.