Date: Apr 17, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) — who has been
nominated the party’s candidate for next year’s presidential election — yesterday said that if elected, her government would assist the public with good ideas and coordinate efforts to make the nation a better place to live.
Tsai made the remarks when attending the premiere of a documentary about a young man, Chiu Hsing-wei (邱星崴), who decided to return to his home village in Nanjhuang Township (南庄), Miaoli County, after graduating from university, instead of looking for a job in the city.
Chiu opened a hostel in a renovated historic house, Mountain Lodge (老寮), and attracted a group of young people to return to the village to run the hostel with him.
“In the last presidential election, I was surprised how fast the donations to run the campaign were received through the ‘Three Piglets’ movement,” Tsai told reporters. “So, after the election, I decided to travel around the nation to listen to what those who supported me had to say, as well as what those who didn’t vote for me.” [FULL STORY]