The China Post
Date: August 17, 2017
By: The China Post
President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday said the culprit behind Tuesday’s massive
blackouts was an “obviously fragile power grid” that previous administrations had failed to fix.
“Why is it that our power generation system enables one human error to cause so much damage?” she said at a press conference at the Democratic Progressive Party headquarters on Wednesday.
“The system, whether it be the design and the professionalism of its management, is obviously overly fragile, and after all these years, no proactive measures have been taken to strengthen it. If we continue to face this problem in the incorrect way, our country will face a high level of systemic risk.”
At a rare news conference held before a Central Standing Committee meeting at the party headquarters, Tsai said she would like to apologize to the people of Taiwan on the behalf of her administration for the blackout. [FULL STORY]