By: Yeh Su-ping and Elizabeth Hsu
In a speech at the closed-door meeting, released afterwards by the Presidential Office, Tsai said mastering English is important for Taiwanese to talk about Taiwan and its values in the international community.
People should be more connected to the world, now that the international community has noticed the presence of Taiwan and the values it represents because of its success in stopping the spread of COVID-19, Tsai said.
Making Taiwan bilingual by 2030 is a policy initiated by Vice President Lai Ching-te (賴清德) in 2018 when he served as premier. In June that year, Lai specified the "2030 Bilingual Country" plan as a major national policy. [FULL STORY]