The third Taiwan president candidates debate live televised on PTS channel in the afternoon on December 17, 2011. The three president candidates met again, James Soong went first for the proposal. He said that people need the capable person to promote the important reformation, this election has to change. In his White Paper listed the method to resolve the problems, included downward extension of national education, taking care of under-privileged people, social reform, industrial transformation…etc. Soong emphasized that he can do what he promised. He will take care of small and medium-sized enterprise, south central Taiwan and mid and low earning household, continue to use ECFA as the base of developing the cross-strait peace.
Ma Ying-jeou stressed that Tsai Ying-wen accused him strictly of demanding Specified numbers of Prosecutors of the Supreme Court Prosecutors to investigate “Yu Chang biotech investment case” last night without any evidence in his proposal. He can not accept. He thought that is so terrible an insult to his personality. He made a serious declaration to the Taiwanese people that he did not do that and will never do that. Otherwise he will withdraw from this presidential election immediately.
Ma mentioned that the crucial figure is the index of the administration. He will keep on creating cross-strait peace and international union and applying for 2020 Olympic, which are his next important governing goal. He expects to continue to fight for freedom and democracy for Taiwanese next generations.
In these three years, Ma Ying-jeou said he always asks himself what is the personality needed for a good president? Besides promote the economic, diplomacy and put social justice into pracice. He thought a good president should listen to people, have the ability of self-examination and take the crucial figure seriously.
Tsai Ying-wen said that Kuomingtang Party mobilized the state apparatus and the administrative officer forged the document to attack the opponent. Lose the campaign style. She reminded Ma Ying-jeou don’t destroy his career for winning the election. Tsai stressed that the national salaries regressed and the national debt rose, the situation changed so that the president has to be changed. Tsai believes that she can do that.
Tsai Ying-wen emphasized that Ma respects former President Chiang Kai-shek and Chiang Ching-kuo, but criticized former President Chen strictly. They all both had the merits and demerits. She wondered that if we always stick in the history, how can we lead Taiwan to unite together?
Ps. original version written by Theresa Huang on website of Taiwan News.