蔡英文假學歷爭議 總統府:不實指控將提告 | Tsai’s degree spat: Presidential office will take legal action against accuser

破解假學歷說法,總統府發言張惇涵29日秀出總統蔡英文倫敦政經學院的補發證書,還附有鋼印。(圖/記者林人芳攝,2019,08,29) | The presidential spokesperson Chang Chun-han showed a document with an embossing seal from LSE to prove Tsai's degree to be true. (NOWnews)
破解假學歷說法,總統府發言張惇涵29日秀出總統蔡英文倫敦政經學院的補發證書,還附有鋼印。(圖/記者林人芳攝,2019,08,29) | The presidential spokesperson Chang Chun-han showed a document with an embossing seal from LSE to prove Tsai's degree to be true. (NOWnews)

【看英文中國郵報學英文】台大法律系名譽教授賀德芬今(29)日舉行「蔡英文總統博士論文學位說明會」,提出論文學位可能造假的質疑。對此,總統府發言人張惇涵,今早拿出倫敦政經學院附有鋼印的證明文件回應,張惇涵表示,總統府將採取法律行動,針對相關不實指控提告。

In response to the allegation accusing President Tsai Ing-wen has never received her doctoral degree, the presidential spokesperson Chang Chun-han (張惇涵) said this morning that the presidential office would take legal action against the false accusation.

Chang showed a document with an embossing seal from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to prove Tsai’s degree to be true.

Ho Te-fen, an  Honorary Professor of National Taiwan University’s College of Law, today revealed doubts accusing Tsai never received her degree.

張惇涵表示,根據LSE頒授學位的相關規定,學位的頒授必須以成功提交論文為前提,有拿到學位就表示有繳交論文,總統蔡英文確實在1984年取得倫敦政經學院博士的學位。

Chang said people could only receive the degree after successfully submitting the doctorate thesis, indicating that Tsai did submit the dissertation and received the degree from LSE in 1984.

張惇涵指出, 2016年蔡英文當選總統之後,LSE也在官網特別祝賀校友當選台灣總統。

Chang added that the LSE website had posted a message to congratulate Tsai when she was elected as the president in 2016.

張惇涵說,蔡英文過去擔任教職,也參選參選過其他公職,都必須依法繳交相關的證書;相關的不實指控,在2015年總統大選時也出現過,當時也申請倫敦政經學院的學位證書。

Chang said Tsai always handed in relevant documents proving the degree when she was running for other positions before, or when taking positions as faculty, adding that similar false accusations appeared in 2015 before the presidential election and in the following year as well.

針對台大教授賀德芬指控總統蔡英文倫敦政經學院博士學位造假一事,總統今天秀出有鋼印的補發證書。(圖/記者林人芳攝,2019,08,29) | In response to NTU Honorary Professor Ho Te-fen's allegation, the presidential office displayed the certificate reissued by LSE. There is an embossing seal on the certificate. (NOWnews)
針對台大教授賀德芬指控總統蔡英文倫敦政經學院博士學位造假一事,總統今天秀出有鋼印的補發證書。(圖/記者林人芳攝,2019,08,29) | In response to NTU Honorary Professor Ho Te-fen’s allegation, the presidential office displayed the certificate reissued by LSE. There is an embossing seal on the certificate. (NOWnews)

張惇涵當場拿出證明文件,包括2015年申請倫敦政經學院補發的證書,有該學院的鋼印,「有鋼印,就不可能會是假的!」;另外一份則是當時補發學位證書的說明文件,上面也有鋼印,「因此2015年有相關爭議時,就已經跟LSE校方做了完整且清楚的說明」。

To prove the degree is true, Chang showed the document which Tsai applied to LSE to reissue the certificate in 2015, saying “There is embossing seal on the certificate, so it’s impossible it’s a fake!” 

Chang also displayed the other document with LSE’s explanation of the issue. The document has an embossing seal, as well. Chang added, “LSE had already completely clarified the controversies in 2015.”

張惇涵強調,過去這段時間,包括校方、教育部等相關單位,有過完整的說明,但卻沒有辦法阻止類似的抹黑跟不實言論,既然賀德芬教授再次提出,就只好以司法來解決,只好向相關人士採取法律行動,備妥相關文件後提起告訴。

Chang stressed that authorities such as the university and the Ministry of Education had displayed thorough explanation, but were unable to stop the defamation and rumors. Therefore, Chang said the office would take legal action against Prof. Ho.