In her thirty minute long speech in New York City, which was attended by over a thousand, Tsai spoke of her admiration to New York City as a “city where dreams come true,” her willingness to work with the rising Third Party movements in Taiwan, and a growing “new Asian value of democracy” that is championed by Taiwan. But Tsai’s speech still lacked any concrete substance into what makes her a suitable candidate for presidency.
Tsai Ing-Wen’s recent twelve-day tour of the United States has been hailed as a success. It remains to be seen at a future point in time whether the visit was genuinely successful or not. But why was the trip necessary to begin with?