Date: May 21, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) marked the third anniversary of her inauguration with a
news conference highlighting the achievement of her administration in the areas of defense, space technology, pension reform and soft power.
She promised that if re-elected, the government would host a “Taiwan Expo” to highlight the nation’s development of its “soft power” over the past few decades to the world.
“‘MIT’ or ‘Made in Taiwan’ has become a popular search term on the Internet again because of the trade confrontations between the US and China … but we need to create an ‘MIT Upgrade’ — a new economic model for better production processes that incorporates artificial intelligence, green energy and other advanced technologies,” Tsai said.
“Therefore, I hope that there will be a ‘Taiwan Expo’ in my second term, so that our friends around the world can see the nation’s comprehensive power,” she said.