This is the last year for Ma to deal with the proposal to enter the UN during his term of office. But according to sources from the Ministry of National Defense, Ma’s government will do nothing but maintain the same policy of the past seven years, and the proposal regarding returning to the UN will not be promoted.
President Ma says, "As the president of R.O.C., defending the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands and piscary is my vocation."
A spokesperson of the president, Chen Yi-xin, says, "Denying Taiwanese sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands is a humiliation to the country. The ROC government and her people cannot accept this."