TAIWAN FOCUS:The president’s Double Ten National Day speech is set to focus on domestic policies, such as promoting reform and transitional justice, a source said
Date: Oct 10, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) yesterday reiterated her pledges to maintain cross-strait peace and
Taiwan’s democratic system as she prepared to deliver her first Double Ten National Day speech today that is expected to be closely watched by China.
Tsai made the remarks in a speech at an event organized by the Overseas Compatriots Affairs Commission at the Taipei Arena yesterday afternoon. The event was attended by Taiwanese expats, as well as Presidential Office Secretary-General Lin Bih-jaw (林碧炤) and Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全).
“More than four months have passed since we last met on the day of my inauguration in May. During this period, not one day has gone by that I have not remembered my promises to you, which are to take care of Taiwan and make it better,” Tsai said.
Tsai said that since taking office, her administration has encountered numerous challenges, some of which were unexpected, while others are structural problems that have accumulated over time. [FULL STORY]