„Our relationship with mainland China is very subtle. We don’t have a state-to-state relationship and we do not view mainland China as a foreign state.“

Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Ma says he will only talk with Xi ‘as president’ http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2013/07/27/2003568278" in The Taipei Times, 27 July 2013.
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„Both of our (Mainland China and Taiwan) legal and governance systems were built following the 'one China' structure. That is why cross-strait relations are not state-to-state relations and there is no room for Taiwanese independence.“

—  Lien Chan former Chairman of the Kuomintang 1936

Lien Chan (2018) cited in " Lien Chan says no room for Taiwanese independence in talks with Xi Jinping http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/07/14/2003696647" on Taipei Times, 14 July 2018

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„If they (Mainland China) say we (Mainland China and Taiwan) are close family, they won't repeatedly threaten to use force to settle disputes.“

—  Cheng Wen-tsan Taiwan politician 1967

Cheng Wen-tsan (2018) cited in " Taoyuan mayor calls for China to stop threatening Taiwan http://focustaiwan.tw/news/acs/201803070035.aspx", Focus Taiwan (7 March 2018).

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„If we don't put forward such a proposal (signing a peace pact with Mainland China) and start negotiating with (Mainland) China, how can we know we will not achieve any results?“

—  Hung Hsiu-chu Taiwanese politician 1948

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„We know that Hong Kong, after the handover to mainland China, has been trying for universal suffrage … We know that mainland China has made promises and we're of course pleased to see Hong Kong changing in this direction.“

—  Ma Ying-jeou Taiwanese politician, president of the Republic of China 1950

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„It's not easy for (Minister of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China) Zhang (Zhijun) to openly address me by my official title (Minister of the Mainland Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China).“

—  Wang Yu-chi Taiwanese politician 1969

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„We (Taiwan and Mainland China) may not share the same history, but we could have a common destiny and future.“

—  Frank Hsieh Taiwanese politician 1946

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„I firmly believe that the provisional agreement between the Vatican and (mainland) China on the appointment of bishops will help harmonize the Universal Church and the Catholic Church in (mainland) China.“

—  Chen Chien-jen Vice President of the Republic of China, Taiwanese epidemiologist and academic 1951

Chen Chien-jen (2019) cited in " Holy See values relations with Taiwan: Vice President Chen http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201910120004.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 12 October 2019.

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„It is impossible for us to recognize (mainland China) as another nation within our (Republic of China) territory.“

—  Ma Ying-jeou Taiwanese politician, president of the Republic of China 1950

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„I believe that both sides (Mainland China and Taiwan) will continue to be friendly while our (Republic of China) policies will remain firm.“

—  Lin Join-sane Taiwanese politician 1944

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„The more areas in which we (Taiwan and Mainland China) agree, the greater the chances of resolving our differences.“

—  Wu Po-hsiung Taiwanese politician 1939

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„(Mainland) China is telling you (Taiwan) that that there is no safe place.“

—  Lin Yu-fang Taiwanese politician 1951

Lin Yu-fang (2016) cited in " China military flights 'a warning,' say lawmakers http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/china-taiwan-relations/2016/12/12/486486/China-military.htm" on The China Post, 12 December 2016.

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„We will remind our (Republic of China) nationals that you may face potential risk if you travel to Hong Kong (if the extradition law of Hong Kong with Mainland China is passed). We (Mainland Affairs Council) may even issue a travel alert for Hong Kong.“

—  Chiu Chui-cheng politician

Chiu Chui-cheng (2019) cited in " Taiwan could issue travel alert for Hong Kong if proposed extradition update passes https://www.hongkongfp.com/2019/03/25/taiwan-issue-travel-alert-hong-kong-proposed-extradition-update-passes/" on Hong Kong Free Press, 25 March 2019

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„Of course, we are against Taiwan's independence, but we don't think right now is the time to talk about reunification (with Mainland China).“

—  Wu Den-yih Taiwanese politician 1948

Wu Den-yih (2018) cited in: " Taiwan opposition ditches pro-China overtures ahead of poll https://www.ft.com/content/515fc4f0-51bd-11e8-b24e-cad6aa67e23e" in Financial Times, 8 May 2018.

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„China will not allow those Taiwanese investors that advocate Taiwan independence to make money here (in Mainland China).“

—  Zhang Zhijun Chinese politician 1953

Zhang Zhijun (2016) cited in " China closes door on independence-espousing firms http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2016/12/03/2003660482" on Taipei Times, 3 December 2016.

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„The truth is, ever since (Mainland) China snapped up Panama (in June 2017), none of our (Republic of China) diplomatic allies in Latin America are considered safe.“

—  Lin Yu-fang Taiwanese politician 1951

Lin Yu-fang (2018) cited in " Haiti, Honduras could be next, Lin Yu-fang says http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2018/05/03/2003692421" on Taipei Times, 3 May 2018.

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„It (1992 consensus) won't work even if Taiwan accepts the consensus, as (Mainland) China won't accept a free interpretation of 'one China.“

—  Chen Ming-tong Taiwanese politician 1955

Chen Ming-tong (2018) cited in " MAC head brushes off '1992 consensus' http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201805250028.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 25 May 2018.

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„If Taiwan can establish a democracy, so can you (Mainland China).“

—  Su Tseng-chang Taiwanese politician 1947

Su Tseng-chang (2014) cited in " No independence clause revision: Su http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2014/01/26/2003582179" on Taipei Times, 26 January 2014.

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„It (Mainland China) should be wiser in handling cross-strait affairs.“

—  Ko Wen-je Taiwanese politician and physician 1959

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