„Don't think that because many Taiwanese came from China, Taiwan is a part of China.“
Lee Teng-hui (2013) cited in " Ex-president Lee rejects Ma's comments on nature of China ties http://focustaiwan.tw/news/acs/201310230038.aspx" on Focus Taiwan, 23 October 2013
Mark Chen (2016) cited in " US ‘one China’ policy debated at forum http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2016/12/15/2003661235" on Taipei Times, 15 December 2016
„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.
„Maintaining the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and maintaining no changes to the position that Taiwan is part of China is a sacred mission for all the sons and daughters of China.“
— Yu Zhengsheng Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 1945
Yu Zhengsheng (2015) cited in " Keeping Taiwan a ‘sacred mission’ of China: official http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2015/10/24/2003630787" on Taipei Times, 24 October 2015.
„I would like to publicly call upon the World Health Organization to recognize the simple fact that Taiwan is Taiwan and it is not part of the People's Republic of China.“
— Joseph Wu Taiwanese politician 1954
Joseph Wu (2020) cited in " Virus Fears: Joseph Wu slams WHO for treating Taiwan as PRC http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2020/02/03/2003730275" on Taipei Times, 3 February 2020.
„I also hope that Mainland China does not misinterpret or misjudge the current (cross-strait) situation, or think that Taiwanese will bow to such pressure. In a democratic society, this kind of pressure is felt by all. No administration in Taiwan can make a decision that runs counter to public opinion.“
— Tsai Ing-wen President of the Republic of China 1956
President urges talks with Beijing: report, Focus Taiwan, 1, October 5, 2016, 6 October 2016 http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aipl/201610050021.aspx,
„We do not and will not promote 'two Chinas', 'one China and one Taiwan' or 'Taiwan independence'. Taiwan and Mainland China share the common heritage. Both sides of the Taiwan Strait are part of the Chinese nation. Their people are descendants of the same ancestors. The people of mainland China and the people of Taiwan share a common bloodline, history and culture. And after five years of peaceful exchange, the two sides have created an unprecedented horizon for the Chinese nation, as well as set an example, not only for East Asia but also for the entire world, on how to settle disputes peacefully. With mutual non-recognition of sovereignty and mutual non-denial of jurisdiction as guiding principles, both sides should continue to expand and deepen their ties in areas such as commerce, culture, technology, environmental protection and human rights.“
— Ma Ying-jeou Taiwanese politician, president of the Republic of China 1950
Ma Ying-jeou (2013) cited in: " Gov't won't push 2 Chinas, independence: Ma http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/china-taiwan-relations/2013/04/30/377336/Govt-wont.htm" in The Taipei Times, 30 April 2013.
Statement made during the 20th anniversary of Koo-Wang Talks at the Straits Exchange Foundation in Taipei, 28 April 2013.
„I think that you, american people, worry too much about the China economy, [...] Every time you start to worry about the China economy, China goes better.“
— Jack Ma Chinese businessman 1964
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib8YG-WDZtM: 6 minutes 08 seconds into the video
„Taiwan is an inalienable part of Chinese territory. We will continue to make every effort and endeavor with every sincerity to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification of the two sides across the Taiwan Straits. We will work with our Taiwan compatriots to promote the peaceful development of cross-strait relations. However, we will never allow anyone to make Taiwan secede from China by any means.“
— Hu Jintao former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China 1942
2000s, White House speech (2006)
— Adam Smith Scottish moral philosopher and political economist 1723 - 1790
Fonte: (1776), Book I, Chapter XI, Part III, (First Period) p. 221.
„…I don't feel that they deserve a blanket condemnation at all. There are many things to object to in any society. But take China, modern China; one also finds many things that are really quite admirable. […] There are even better examples than China. But I do think that China is an important example of a new society in which very interesting positive things happened at the local level, in which a good deal of the collectivization and communization was really based on mass participation and took place after a level of understanding had been reached in the peasantry that led to this next step.“
— Noam Chomsky american linguist, philosopher and activist 1928
" The Legitimacy of Violence as a Political Act? Noam Chomsky debates with Hannah Arendt, Susan Sontag, et al. http://www.chomsky.info/debates/19671215.htm" in New York, December 15, 1967; Republished at chomsky.info, accessed May 23, 2014.
Quotes 1960s-1980s, 1960s
„We didn't have a feasible business model, let's put it this way, because when we started, the business model is to provide the backend search technology to the portal companies in China. We did that, we came up with very good Chinese search engine technology and we signed up a lot of the Chinese portals in a very short period of time that includes SINA, Sohu, Netease, Yahoo! China and any partol company you can think of in China.“
— Robin Li billionaire businessman and entrepreneur 1968
Source: Opportunities in China at the Age of Innovation https://ecorner.stanford.edu/in-brief/opportunities-in-china-at-the-age-of-innovation/,Stanford eCorner(2009-09-23).
„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
„Don't we hear nowadays objections on the part of the labor unions to importing goods from China, which are made with slave labor? Is the existence of slave labor not a reflection upon the idea of a free commercial society?“
— Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015
2000s, The Real Abraham Lincoln: A Debate (2002), Rebuttal
„China's censorship is not as rigorous as everyone thinks. The self-censorship of the authors is much worse.“
— Yan Lianke Chinese novelist and satirist 1958
"China on China, Culture for Billions" Documentary
„That is the wishful thinking by some interested parties. India and China are going to be the powers that will shape the 21st century. China knows it. India is conscious of it. Together, we can make a distinctive contribution toward global development and shaping of global disputes.“
— S. M. Krishna Indian politician 1932
Describing China and India, October 29, 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4001697.stm
„I think that making a statement whether China is friend or foe we have to be careful not to label all Chinese but in terms of the government I think that there is a very carefully thought out and strategic plan to take over America. I think that China, the Chinese government is definitely a foe and one example is that China is taking American soil right now.“
— Christine O'Donnell American Tea Party politician and former Republican Party candidate 1969
2006 Delaware US Senate race
„You can see China still cannot offer any real value to the world except as cheap labor, manufacturer, and its own so-called stability. Besides that, I don’t see any creative values and creative mind or thinking [that] can be announced from China. So this is the struggle China has to face in the next decades.“
— Ai Weiwei Chinese concept artist 1957
2010-, I have to speak for people who are afraid, 2010
„The nostalgia for Mao Zedong that we see in China today is in part a longing of the poor and downtrodden - the losers in the economic boom - for the egalitarianism an job security of the Mao era. But it is more than that. For the "patriots" in today's rabid nationalism, it is nostalgia for a time when China dared to say "no" to both of the world's superpowers, the Us. S. and the Soviet Union.“
— Liu Xiaobo Chinese literary critic, writer, professor, and human rights activist 1955 - 2017
"Bellicose and Thuggish: The Roots of Chinese "Patriotism" at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century" (2002)
No Enemies, No Hate: Selected Essays and Poems