Tsai Ing-wen's speech will take place inside Taipei Guest House instead of outside stage
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The president has already announced she will keep Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) as her premier beyond the start of her second and final term in office. However, little else is known about her plans for the swearing-in event, which has been scaled down due to the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Even though the contents of her inauguration speech have not been made known yet, Tsai will take the outbreak as the starting point to discuss her long-term plans, CNA quoted a presidential spokesman as saying Saturday (May 9).
After the swearing-in inside the Presidential Office Building at 9 a.m. on May 20, the traditional inauguration speech is not expected to take place outside on a specially erected podium, in front of crowds, as is usual. Instead, it will be held inside the Taipei Guest House, a short distance away on Ketagalan Road, the spokesman said. [FULL STORY]