NEWSMAKER: Premier-designate William Lai a ‘battle premier’

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 06, 2017
By: Tsai Wen-chu / Staff reporter

Premier-designate William Lai (賴清德) is a physician-turned-politician who since 2010

Tainan Mayor William Lai speaks at a news conference at the Presidential Office in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

has been mayor of Tainan, a southern stronghold for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

A native of what is now New Taipei City’s Wanli District (萬里), Lai studied at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School before earning a bachelor of science degree from National Taiwan University’s School of Physical Therapy.

He then attended National Cheng Kung University and received certification as a nephrologist.

He later received a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University’s School of Public Health while serving as a legislator.    [FULL  STORY]

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