Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen’s inauguration on May 20

President Tsai Ing-wen will deliver an inaugural speech on May 20, emphasizing that her government’s attitude towards both sides of the strait is “peace, reciprocity, democracy, and dialogue.” The goal is to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. A constitutional amendment committee will also be established to allow the constitutional system to progress with the times.

The US-China trade war and the pandemic have led to drastic changes in the geopolitical and economic situation, and the cross-strait relations have also entered a “freezing period”. Tsai Ing-wen will begin her second term on May 20, and the outside world is highly concerned about the government’s future cross-strait policies and direction.

The Whistleblower Movement led by Miles Guo exposed the Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to influence the outcome of the Taiwan election. Han Kuo-yu and Terry Guo are the “double guns” handpicked by the CCP to be the “proxy” to rule over Taiwan.

Tsai Ing-wen was re-elected in a landslide victory, after the Taiwan people witnessed the protests and police brutality in Hong Kong.

Tsai Ing-wen will take oath at the Presidential Palace with Vice President Lai Qingde at 9 am on May 20, and then transfers to the Taipei Hotel, where she will deliver a 25-minute-long inaugural speech at 10 am, covering four aspects of the national survival and development strategy for the next four years in order to meet various challenges domestically and abroad.

For national security, Tsai Ing-wen will propose three aspects: defense affairs reform, active participation in international affairs, and cross-strait peace and stability. Among them, in the area of defense affairs reform, efforts will be made in the acceleration of the development of asymmetric combat power and the reform of the reserve mobilization system (including the reserve force equipment upgrades and system optimization), coordination between different cross-departments, and coordination and integration related to wars.

Due to some recent military discipline incidents, Tsai Ing-wen will also demand the improvement of the force management system, emphasizing that there should be a balance between maintaining the military discipline of the team, social value, and respect for the individual.

As of active international participation, in the future, Taiwan will pledge the active participation of international organizations. At the same time, Taiwan will deepen partnerships with countries with similar concepts and actively participate in regional cooperation mechanisms to contribute to peace, prosperity, and stability in the Asia-Pacific region.

As of cross-strait peace and stability, President Tsai Ing-wen will reiterate the content of her speech after the presidential election earlier this year, emphasizing Taiwan’s basic attitude towards both sides, that is, the basic principle of “peace, reciprocity, and democratic dialogue.” Taiwan will not accept “one country, two systems” or any proposal to dwarf Taiwan and disrupt the current state.

Tsai Ing-wen will emphasize that in dealing with cross-strait affairs in the future, the Constitution will be followed, and the cross-strait people relations regulations will serve as the principal guidelines. The goal is to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.

In terms of strengthening the national system and deepening democracy, Tsai Ing-wen will mention in her speech that the Legislative House will set up a “Constitutional Amendment Committee“. In the future, various constitutional reform issues such as government systems and people’s rights will be discussed on this platform in order to allow the constitutional system to keep pace with the times and conform to the value of Taiwanese society. At the same time, judicial reforms will continue, including the promotion of the national judicial system.

Tsai Ing-wen will also announce that the reorganization project of the Executive House will be recounted so that the overall government mechanism can keep pace with the times and strengthen the government’s governance capacity. The Inspectorate will also establish the National Human Rights Commission in August, which will become the starting point for the transformation of Inspectorate.

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May. 19, 2020