Taiwan News: Tsai Ing-wen’s Facebook Responds to ‘Tsai-englishit’ Controversy

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Date: 2019/02/20
By: TNL Daily News

Credit: Tsai Ing-wen / Facebook

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), who announced yesterday she will run for re-election in 2020 in an English-language interview on CNN, also took the time to school a Chiayi high school teacher whose test question sparked controversy.

The teacher at National Chiayi Senior High School, surnamed Chang (張), asked students to answer a question about the “silly” behavior of “President Tsai-englishit” in an English-language course exam last week. (Chang denies the question was about Tsai Ing-wen, saying ‘Tsai-englishit’ is not a translation of any real politician’s name, reports the Taipei Times.)

The question read: “President Tsai-englishit made some silly ________ in her speech.” The correct answer, chosen out of four multiple choice options, was “comments.”

The Facebook page of Tsai Ing-wen responded yesterday by posting a “definition” of the word “comment.” It gave two examples of the word’s usage: “President Tsai Ing-wen rejects Beijing’s unfriendly comments.” and “As there is no censorship in Taiwan, Brother Caramel can freely comment on public affairs.”

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