2020 ELECTIONS: Whole world watching vote due to HK events: president

DECISION: Taiwanese must safeguard their sovereignty, otherwise they would have to take to the streets to wrestle it away from China, President Tsai Ing-wen said

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 09, 2019
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday urged voters to re-elect her, saying that the Jan. 11

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a campaign rally in support of independent legislative candidate Hung Tzu-yung, front second left, in Taichung yesterday.
Photo: Liao Yao-tung, Taipei Times\

elections are pivotal, because “the whole world is watching Taiwan” due to the protests in Hong Kong.

Tsai visited Penghu’s Magong City (馬公) in the morning, attended rallies in central Taiwan afterward, and stumped for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislative candidates and those from smaller pan-green camp parties.

“The world wants to see what Taiwanese will decide. [The international community is] concerned that what has been taking place in Hong Kong might happen in Taiwan as well,” she told the crowds.

Speaking about China’s “one country, two systems” formula, Tsai said: “This is not an option for Taiwanese.”    [FULL  STORY]

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