Taiwan president’s inaugural speech to take coronavirus as starting point

Tsai Ing-wen's speech will take place inside Taipei Guest House instead of outside stage

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/05/09
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Crowd scenes from President Tsai Ing-wen’s 2016 inauguration will not be repeated this May 20  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Presidential Office will reveal more details about the plans for President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) May 20 inauguration at a news conference scheduled for Monday (May 11).

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]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.