By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has vowed to turn Taiwan into “an Asian tiger
again” in an article she wrote for the Economist’s special edition, “the World In 2017,” in which she lays out her reform plans for the coming year.
Taiwan was a bright light in a sea of darkness, but lately, many Taiwanese feel that bright light has dimmed amid an uncertain global environment, she wrote in the article.
Tsai, who was elected Taiwan’s first female president in January, said she assumed her duties as Taiwan’s leader at a time of vast economic and political challenges, including slow economic growth, rising inequality and new security threats that are testing the world.
“Taiwan, no less than other countries, will be defined by how it responds to these difficulties,” said Tsai, who was inaugurated in May. [FULL STORY]