Lai promised continued investment in education
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the occasion of Children’s Day Thursday, former Premier William Lai (賴清德) published a picture from his childhood on his Facebook page.
Because he was so poor growing up in Wanli on Taiwan’s north coast, he said he was more than ever convinced of the importance of education.
In the black-and-white picture, Lai is shown barefoot in a tree smiling at the camera.
As premier, he always valued educational policies and legislated for the expansion of public schools, an increase in funding for children up to the age of four, and tax cuts for parents, Lai said on Facebook. [FULL STORY]