Central gov’t to help Taichung with 2019 East Asian Youth Games

Taichung will host the 2019 East Asian Youth Games and President Tsai Ing-wen has called on the central government to help make it a success.

On Wednesday Tsai heard a report from Taichung Mayor Lin Chia-Lung about the games. Tsai said that the event is historic for Taiwan as it is the first event within the Olympic system that Taiwan will host. The youth competition is held every four years and is organized by East Asian Games Association.

The president said that her government will fully support sport because it promotes exercise and is a source of pride for the nation. President Tsai said that sports are way of showing a nation's competitiveness, and she hopes the upcoming event will show the vitality of Taiwan's youth.

Source: Radio Taiwan International