Date: Mar 25, 2015
By: staff reporter Huang Tai-lin
Despite its limited financial resources compared to other special municipalities, Tainan in
recent years has constantly been voted as the best city in the nation in media surveys rating residents’ sense of well-being and the performance of local governments. In a recent interview with ‘Taipei Times’ staff reporter Huang Tai-lin, Tainan Mayor William Lai talked about his approach to governance. In part one of a two-part interview, Lai discusses his aspiration to build the city into the nation’s cultural capital via city branding — the ‘Tainan brand’
Taipei Times: You were a doctor before becoming a politician. Does that experience provide you with a different perspective when tackling governance and interacting with the public?
William Lai (賴清德): There are three “spirits,” so to speak, that I adhere to in my role as a mayor when implementing governance. [FULL STORY]