Date: May 19, 2016
Taiwan is set to enter a new era of fairness, justice and economic development with the
swearing-in of President-elect Tsai Ing-wen, according to Legislative Yuan President Su Jia-chyuan May 19.
“We are looking forward to learning of Tsai’s vision for national development and global outreach in her May 20 inaugural address,” he said. “There is every reason to believe she will deliver satisfying answers to the pressing questions concerning our future.”
Su made the remarks at a Legislative Yuan reception in Taipei City for 67 journalists from 38 countries and territories. The group is in Taiwan to cover the Republic of China (Taiwan) presidential inauguration.
Headed by Philippe Paquet of Brussels-based La Libre Belgique, the group comprises representatives of global news outlets such as Agence France-Presse, Asahi Shimbun, Fuji Television, Kyodo News and NHK of Japan, Anadolu Agency from Turkey, BBC World Service of the U.K. and Bloomberg, Reuters and Voice of America from the U.S.
According to Su, this was the first time for the Legislative Yuan—Taiwan’s highest lawmaking body—to formally receive members of the foreign media. “This openness is in line with my efforts to instill the Legislature with a fresh spirit of professionalism, public participation and transparency,” he said. [FULL STORY]