Tsai, Lai talk trade war, low wages, China ties, in primary debate

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/06/08
By: Stacy Hsu

President Tsai Ing-wen (right) and former Premier Lai Ching-te participate in the presidential primary debate.

Taipei, June 8 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and former Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) laid out their visions for Taiwan in a closely watched primary debate Saturday, detailing how they intend to deal with the impacts of the U.S.-China trade war, low youth wages and cross-Taiwan Strait issues if they win the 2020 presidential race.

Saturday’s debate was the only one before the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) conducts primary polls next week.

In line with the usual top issues for past presidential campaigns, the debate revolved mostly around issues concerning the economy, social welfare, national sovereignty and cross-strait ties.

Responding to a question from Business Today President Liang Yung-huang (梁永煌) on what are the three key issues facing Taiwan’s economy in the next four years and how they intend to solve them, Tsai said Taiwan’s economy and society will have to manage the impact of many variables.    [FULL  STORY]

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