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President says she is fully committed to realizing ideas, ideals

2018/01/22 23:42:57

Photo courtesy of the Presidential Office

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Monday evening that although her administration has not met her supporters' expectations, she is nevertheless committed to carrying out her ideas and ideals.

"I believe I have not let my supporters down," Tsai said during an interview hosted by Taiwanese media outlet Sanlih E-Television.

Speaking on the government's controversial amendment to the Labor Standards Act, the president said although she was not entirely satisfied with the outcome, the reform still managed to strike a fair balance between employers and employees.

"What upsets us the most is that some young people and labor groups view the reforms as betrayal. This is quite disheartening," Tsai said.

Although there are people who say the reforms are too slow in coming, she said it takes time to achieve the goals, so "this is totally understandable."

But this does not necessarily mean they are disgruntled or unhappy about the government's reform programs, she explained.

Although still far from realizing her ideas and ideals, Tsai said she will nevertheless go her way one step at a time.

(By Li Shu-hua, Ku Chuan and Ko Lin)
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