Speaking at the opening of the conference, Tsai praised the work done by overseas Taiwanese in promoting business opportunities in Taiwan
A number of civic groups said in Taipei that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should be allowed to join the 2020 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, which will be held virtually this year and hosted by Malaysia.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday expressed willingness to hold "meaningful dialogue" with the leadership of Beijing to have peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) delivered her National Day address Saturday, in which she stressed her administration's determination to safeguard Taiwan's national security and outlined the country's post-pandemic economic strategies.
The president said that since taking office in 2016, her administration has made efforts to improve the working conditions and welfare of military servicemen.
In an introduction on Tsai, U.S. Republican Senator Ted Cruz praised the Taiwanese leader as "a signal lamp casting out China's looming shadow, conveying to the world that Taiwan will not acquiesce to the Chinese Communist Party."
Tsai said Taiwanese people should continue Lee's endeavors, allowing the will of the people to reshape Taiwan, further defining Taiwan's identity and deepening and bolstering democracy and freedom.
American Under Secretary of State Keith Krach and his delegation arrived on a commercial charter flight at Songshan Airport, which is also a military airbase, at around 5:20 p.m.