Tsai touts Taiwan’s 2020 success

‘UNDERMINED RELATIONS‘: The president said that the nation is willing to facilitate talks under the principles of parity and dignity with China, as long as Beijing is sincere

Taipei- Times
Date: Jan 02, 2021
By: Staff writer, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen yesterday delivers her new year address at the Presidential Office in Taipei.
Photo: CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday in her New Year’s Day speech praised Taiwan’s successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic and made the case for the nation’s growing importance on the international stage.

In her speech, delivered from the Presidential Office, Tsai said that for many around the world, last year was a year of disrupted routines, economic hardship and steadily rising deaths caused by COVID-19.

Taiwan, by contrast, was fortunate to have responded early and was thus able to “defeat” the virus through a shared commitment to professionalism, mutual trust and social cohesion, she said.

Taiwan has faced many challenges over the past year, but it also has good reasons to be optimistic, including the strong performance of local businesses, stable employment numbers and government investment in emerging technologies, Tsai said.    [FULL  STORY]1

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