By: P.C. Tang and Flor Wang
Taipei, May 20 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Friday that it was her greatest honor to gain the trust of Taiwan’s people and lead the country, and she promised that the new government will do its utmost to lead the country despite challenges ahead.
“Taiwan is great because of you, not me. I want to thank you all for being with us after all this and we are poised to take up the challenges right from tomorrow, because Taiwan’s kindness cannot be knocked down,” Tsai said during a speech at the state banquet following her inauguration as president on Friday.
She also encouraged all government agency heads and members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to be humble while serving Taiwan’s people and achieve reforms expected by the public.
“Taiwan’s people have given us this opportunity and we must fully carry out the much desired reforms for them,” she said. [FULL STORY]