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Lai urges president Tsai to ‘pass baton’

‘RELAY RACE’:Former premier William Lai said, if elected, he would develop Taiwan’s defense capabilities and ensure the nation retains its position in the first island chain

By Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

She has launched a project to domestically build submarines — something her predecessors wanted to do, but could not, Tsai said.

Other reforms she had set in motion include energy transformation and the “five plus two” industrial transformation initiative, with the latter having propelled the value of the nation’s machinery and Internet of Things sectors past the NT$1 trillion (US$31.83 billion) mark, she said.

“Brother Ching-te [Lai’s Chinese name], please refrain from saying: ‘Only I can win 2020.’ The truth is one plus one will definitely be greater than two,” Tsai said in her closing remarks.

“Let us work together for the sake of uniting the DPP and winning the election, which is greater than the two of us,” she added.

Lai, in his concluding remarks, said it is important that who represents the first “one” in the equation Tsai cited.

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