Taiwan president delivers Lunar New Year speech

President Tsai thanks those who remain on duty during the holiday

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/01/24
By:  Taiwan News, Staff Writer

President Tsai gives her Lunar New Year speech Jan. 23. (Screen capture from Presidential Office video)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) made a Lunar New Year’s speech on Thursday (Jan. 23) in which she referred to the presidential election held on the island two weeks ago as proof that the Taiwanese people value democracy.

In a pre-recorded video, Tsai first expressed her gratitude to those who remain on duty during the New Year holiday.

“I want to give a special thank you to all the military service members, police, firefighters, drivers, ship captains, pilots, airport employees, and healthcare personnel who remain at their posts,” said Tsai. “We owe the convenience and safety of our New Year vacation to them.”

In addition to greeting Taiwanese nationals and ethnic Chinese throughout the world, Tsai specifically mentioned the people of Hong Kong in her speech.    [FULL  STORY]

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