Tsai named in list of influential people

BLOOMBERG TOP 50: The media firm said that because of Tsai Ing-wen’s influence, ’Taiwan will likely be among the few economies to experience growth this year’

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 05, 2020
By: Staff writer, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at the Presidential Office in Taipei on Nov. 11.
Photo courtesy of the Presidential Office, via CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Thursday was named among the 50 most influential people in the world by Bloomberg News.

In an introduction titled “Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan’s COVID Crusher,” the US-based media company said that Taiwan had gone more than 200 days without recording a locally transmitted case of COVID-19.

That success could be attributed to the quick response of Tsai’s administration, which instituted “one of the world’s most effective pandemic response protocols,” Bloomberg News said.

Even before Tsai’s re-election on Jan. 11, the government was already responding to early reports of the virus, “preparing to close borders, impose travel restrictions, and set up rigorous contact tracing and quarantine protocols,” it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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