Want China Times
Tsai Ing-wen, chair of Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party, was
nicknamed “Hollow Tsai” a long time ago because of her inability or unwillingness to clearly articulate her political ideas.
Her speeches, comments and articles are characterized by catchphrases such as fairness and justice, progress and value, civic participation, the people and democracy. Lately, she has been using other terms like regional governance, generational justice, new economy, new agriculture, creativity and innovation.
With all her words, Tsai has not been able to put forth concrete policies that can be realized, to present practical guidelines or produce cost-benefit analyses.
Now that she is the DPP’s presidential candidate in an election she is almost certain to win, Tsai cannot continue to present polices that avoid controversial issues. She must answer voters’ questions and meet their expectations.