„They (opposition) say we are selling out Taiwan and that we lost something, but they never say what exactly we have lost.“

Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Time not right for political talks with China: Ma http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2013/10/26/2003575395" in Taipei Times, 26 October 2013.
Statement made to dismiss concern regarding ROC sovereignty under the fast-paced cross-strait development, 25 October 2013.
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