By: Wen Kuei-hsiang and Joseph Yeh
Taipei, Nov. 19 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) promised to make Taiwan a stronger, safercountry if she is elected for a second term in January 2020, as she and her running mate formally entered the presidential race on the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket Tuesday.
After Tsai and former Premier Lai Ching-te (賴清德) completed their registration at the Central Election Commission (CEC), she told reporters that her administration has built a solid foundation to better safeguard Taiwan, but the process requires more time.
"I hope the voters will give us another four years to build Taiwan into a better, stronger and safer country," she said.
Tsai said her reelection bid is of significance amid China's continuous efforts to interfere in Taiwan's Jan. 11 presidential and legislative elections and in light of the escalating tensions in Hong Kong.