Election a choice between values: Tsai

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Taipei Times
Date: Jul 22, 2019
By: Yang Chun-hui and Jonathan Chin  /  Staff reporter, in DENVER, Colorado, with staff writer and CNA

Next year’s presidential election is a choice between value systems and ways of life, and the

President Tsai Ing-wen, left, smiles as US Senator Cory Gardner talks to reporters in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday.
Photo: CNA

sustainability of democracy and freedom, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said on Saturday.

After concluding a state visit to the nation’s four Caribbean allies on Friday, Tsai made a two-night stopover in Denver, Colorado, on her way home and held an informal meeting with reporters accompanying her delegation.

Commenting on foreign media reports that next year’s presidential and legislative elections would be a battle between pro-China and pro-US camps, Tsai said she sees the elections as “a choice between value systems and ways of life.”

Taiwan is a democratic society and its voters are focused on the nation’s future, especially whether its democratic way of life and freedom can be sustained, said Tsai, of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), who is running for re-election.    [FULL  STORY]

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