fredag 22. mai 2020

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Begins Her Second Term

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen took the oath for her second four-year term on Wednesday, buoyed by record-high popularity as the country continues its successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tsai also pledged to engage in dialogue with Beijing provided it respects Taiwan’s sovereignty and rejects its “one country, two systems” formula, reiterating the cross-strait stance that fueled her landslide re-election victory in January.

In a scaled-down inauguration ceremony at which a limited number of participants practiced social distancing, Tsai praised the resilience of the Taiwanese people in dealing with the coronavirus. Taiwan has confirmed just 440 cases and seven deaths; it has recorded no new cases since May 7 and has not seen a locally transmitted case since April 12.