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Tsai Ing-wen, leader of Taiwan. (Photo source: Taiwan United News Network)
China Taiwan Net, December 23-DPP Tsai Ing-wen, a Taiwanese leader, often claimed that Taiwan's economy has returned to the "Asian Four Little Dragons First" status as its governing performance. However, Fei Hongtai, a candidate for the "Legislative Assembly" of Taipei, a member of the Nationalist Party, severely beat Tsai Ing-wen's face with data at a press conference on "Uncovering the Truth About Scams" held today (23).
According to Taiwan ’s “China Times”, Fei Hongtai pointed out that Taiwan ’s economic growth rate in 2019 is expected to be the same as that of South Korea, but the income of ordinary people is far behind the other three economies (South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong), and it is transformed into the rich and the poor due to taxes. The gap has further widened. "Taiwan's economy is the top four dragons. What are you talking about?"
According to reports, Tsai Ing-wen stated on Facebook on November 1 that she had been in office for three years and that Taiwan ’s economic growth rate was the first among the four Asian dragons. When she attended the Yunlin Fellowship on the 22nd, Tsai again Mention this.
In this regard, Fei Hongtai believes that Cai Yingwen cited data to create the illusion of economic prosperity, and "the first four Asian dragons" did not deserve it.
Fei Hongtai cited the report of the World Monetary Fund (IMF) on October 15 this year, stating that Taiwan ’s economic growth rate for this year was 2% as of October 15, and South Korea was also 2%. Singapore was affected by the environment and the local industrial structure. Only 0.5%, while Hong Kong's economic growth rate is only 0.3% for well-known reasons. If we compare these four economies alone, Taiwan's economic growth rate is indeed the first.
Fei Hongtai explained that at first glance Taiwan's economic growth rate is pretty good. But Tsai Ing-wen said that "Taiwan's economy is already the first of the four Asian dragons", which is obviously inappropriate. According to the IMF report, the average income of the residents of the four Asian dragons is: US $ 26,319 in Taiwan; US $ 31,346 in Korea, which is US $ 5000 more than Taiwan; US $ 64,000 in Singapore, which is closer to US $ 38,000 than Taiwan; .
Fei Hongtai questioned: According to the above data, can Tsai Ing-wen still say that Taiwan's economy is "the first of the four Asian dragons"? In addition, including the tax reform last year, the gap between the rich and the poor in Taiwan may continue to increase. The poorer the poor, the richer the rich.
Fei Hongtai asked Cai Yingwen, "What are you talking about when Taiwan's economy is the four little dragons? What are you talking about?" (Taiwan, China)
[Responsible editor: He Jianfeng]