President Tsai has ‘a minor ailment’: Taoyuan mayor

The China Post

President Tsai Ing-wen had canceled her Tuesday itinerary in Taoyuan “mainly because of a minor ailment,” Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said this morning.

Tsai had been scheduled to attend a forum at Taoyuan’s National Defense University, an event organized by Taoyuan’s youth innovation center and an inspection tour along Nankang Creek (南崁溪).

She canceled all three events the night before.

The Taoyuan mayor, while escorting Premier Lin Chuan in Guanyin Industrial Zone on Tuesday, told reporters that the assorted rumors swirling about her decision to cancel were false.

Some had speculated that the president backed out of the trip after her itinerary had been leaked to the press and to pension reform protesters.

The Taoyuan mayor said he believed Tsai canceled the trip because she had a “minor ailment.”

The day before, he had spoken to Tsai at an event organized by CommonWealth Magazine and had learned that she was feeling unwell, he said.