(Central News Agency reporter Ye Suping, Taipei, 21st) The American Time magazine today published a profile of Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Lai Ching-te. On cross-strait issues, Lai Ching-de said in an exclusive interview that compared with the Kuomintang, the DPP will safeguard Taiwan’s sovereignty and will not agree with it. “Fiction of reunification”.
The Democratic Progressive Party issued a press release stating that the American Time magazine published a profile of Lai Ching-te today under the title “Taiwan’s Presidential Frontrunner Faces a Balancing Act With China”, describing Lai Ching-te’s journey from miner to miner. The background of his family upbringing will lead to his determination to maintain peace in the Indo-Pacific region, enhance international economic and trade connections, and strive to defend national sovereignty if he serves as president in the future.
In order to present the complete report content, Time magazine specially dispatched Asia correspondent Charlie Campbell and a photography team to Taiwan in October for interviews, and followed Lai Qingde to meet with young people, international foreign guests, new entrepreneurs, gay families, and representatives of human rights organizations. And participated in the campaign in Wanli, New Taipei City.
Time magazine described his character and way of doing things as “Ching-Tak Lai has a doctor’s bedside manner, listening carefully and soothing his emotions with soft eyes and disarming humor.”
The article describes Lai Qingde’s background, including his experience in a typhoon that blew off the roof of his home when he was a child. He said that the poor living environment was the greatest asset left to him by his father, which made him work harder and more actively in various jobs, and gave him Firm determination to overcome difficulties. The report pointed out that Lai Ching-te has adhered to this work attitude, went to Harvard to study, worked as a doctor in Tainan City, and is now the front-runner in next year’s presidential election.
On cross-strait issues, Lai Ching-te said in an exclusive interview that compared to the KMT, the DPP will safeguard Taiwan’s sovereignty and will not subscribe to the “fiction of reunification.” In addition, Lai stressed that Taiwan should continue to enhance international economic and trade connections to ensure that Taiwan continues to be an indispensable member of the international economy in order to strengthen Taiwan’s overall security. He emphasized: “The chip and technology industries are Taiwan’s advantages and Taiwan’s responsibility to the international community.”
Time magazine reported that last month Lai became the highest-level government official to participate in a gay parade in Taiwan. Lai Ching-te believes that it is a natural choice for him to support the issue of same-sex marriage because he firmly believes in the values of freedom, democracy and human rights.
The report mentioned that compared to Taiwan’s embrace of progressive values and its insistence on democratic politics, Beijing even deleted “overly emotional condolences after the death of former Prime Minister Li Keqiang” to avoid causing social unrest.
The article concludes by stating that even though the two sides of the Taiwan Strait are only 100 miles apart, the differences between the two societies are increasing day by day. In the future, Lai Qingde, the son of a miner, will not be afraid of various challenges and work without hesitation to continue to ensure Taiwan’s democracy and freedom. lifestyle. (Editor: Zhai Sijia) 1121121