Once again, the people of Taiwan have shown the world through our actions that we, as a free and democratic people, are committed to the defense of our freedom and democracy as a way of life.
Each and every one of us participated in this journey. My dear fellow Taiwanese, we did it.
I would like to tell you that, regarding the results of the January 16th elections, I have always had one interpretation only.
The people elected a new president and new government with one single expectation: solving problems.
At this very moment, Taiwan faces a difficult situation that requires its leaders to shoulder the burdens without hesitation.
I invite every fellow citizen to carry the future of this country.
It is not the leader who makes a country great; it is the collective striving of the people that makes this country great.
A president should not only unite her own supporters; she should unite the entire country. To stand united for change — that is my earnest hope for this country.
Let us leave behind the prejudices and conflicts of the past, and together fulfill the mission that the new era has entrusted to us.
At this moment and as President, I declare to the citizens of this country that my administration will demonstrate resolve in spearheading this country’s reform, and will never back down.