^Grace Tsoi. Taipei's Fiery New Mayor Knows Whose Culture Is Best. 外交政策. 2015-01-29 [2015-02-12]. If you ask me about the one-China policy [which recognizes only one China, while allowing both the mainland and Taiwan to claim they are the "China" recognized] my question is, what is one China? You have to tell me what one China looks like. If a girl is to marry into another family, you have to tell her what that family is like. Cooperation is more important than reunification. If reunification is achieved without cooperation, it will be meaningless. We have to mutually know, understand, respect, each other; then finally we can cooperate with each other. We have to convince Mainland China that a free and democratic Taiwan is more in China's interest than reunification.
^Grace Tsoi. Taipei's Fiery New Mayor Knows Whose Culture Is Best. 外交政策. 2015-01-29 [2015-02-12]. I couldn't have imagined that [the photo would get so much attention], but in fact I don't care, because I was just being myself. This is called a cultural gap. I once said that when more than 99 percent of Chinese people close the doors while doing their business in bathrooms, we can start talking about reunification. This hurt the feelings of many Chinese people, but a cultural gap [between mainland China and Taiwan] does exist. There's nothing wrong about officials taking the subway. Why is this unusual? So people talked about “one country, two systems,” but maybe we should talk about “two countries, one system” instead. We should try to narrow the gap.
^Grace Tsoi. Taipei's Fiery New Mayor Knows Whose Culture Is Best. 外交政策. 2015-01-29 [2015-02-12]. I have a better understanding of the Communist Party than most party members because I like reading. I have read a lot of books about the party's history. The party isn't a rival; it's a client. China's a problem that we must face, no matter [whether] you like it or not. Throughout China's history, there were very few dynasties when every citizen was fed. It's unbelievable that the Chinese government can achieve this. It's something we should respect. However, they have their own difficulties to overcome.