By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
President-elect Tsai Ing-wen extended her gratitude Sunday to men and women serving on the frontlines of massive search and rescue efforts in Tainan, a city that has witnessed more than two dozen casualties and hundreds of injured in the wake of Saturday’s earthquake in southern Taiwan.
“At this moment in time, we stand by the people of Tainan,” Tsai quoted on her Facebook page in the morning, citing that: “We will not give up hope. Go Tainan! Go Taiwan!”
In the eve of the Lunar New Year gathering, I hereby extend my heartfelt condolences to families of those lost loved ones, she wrote.
“Rescue teams are now working round the clock as they face a race against time to reach those stranded. We must all stick together in this dire moment.” [FULL STORY]