Date: 27 March, 2019
By: Shirley Lin
President Tsai Ing-wen says that since taking office, she has not wasted any time in
making Taiwan a better place. Tsai was speaking Wednesday at a banquet hosted by Hawaii’s overseas Taiwanese community. Tsai has stopped in the US state on her way back to Taiwan from a visit to three Pacific allies.
Tsai said that she has brought her promises to fruition, making changes to the pension and social security systems, and working for economic transformation and renewable energy initiatives.
Tsai also said that Taiwanese people have assumed that relying on China is the only way for improving the economy. She said people have complained that tourism has gone down because the number of Chinese tourists to Taiwan has diminished during her presidency. However Tsai also said the number of foreign tourists has gone up in recent years, reaching a new high. The president also said that 18 Taiwanese companies have moved operations back to Taiwan, creating 7,700 additional jobs.
Tsai said Taiwan can never accept Chinese President Xi Jinping’s “one country, two systems” model. [FULL STORY]